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Jason Belt placed third in the finals of the men's weight throw (18.07m) and fifth in the finals of the men's shot put (14.25m) at the ASU Kickoff Klassic on Dec. 2.
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Jason Belt placed third in the finals of the men's weight throw (18.07m) and fifth in the finals of the men's shot put (14.25m) at the ASU Kickoff Klassic on Dec. 2.
Courtesy: Dustin Mettler
Jason Belt placed third in the finals of the men's weight throw (18.07m) and fifth in the finals of the men's shot put (14.25m) at the ASU Kickoff Klassic on Dec. 2.
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Indoor Track and Field Teams to Compete at ASU Invitational on Friday
UALR Sports Information
Release: 01/23/2013

LITTLE ROCK - The UALR men's and women's track and field teams will compete in their second event of the season on Friday when they travel to Jonesboro, Ark., to participate in the annual ASU Invitational. Action will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday with field events for both the men and women.

Running events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., with preliminaries in the 55-meter dash and 55-meter hurdles serving as the opening events. Finals will begin around 1:30 p.m.

The Trojans competed at the ASU Kickoff Klassic on Dec. 2 in their only other action of the 2012-13 indoor track season thus far.

UALR's day at the ASU Kickoff Klassic was highlighted by taking four of the top-five spots in the men's 3,000-meter run, with Dustin Mettler taking first place overall.

Mettler won the event in a time of 8:34.39 and was followed by teammate Markus Pearson, who clocked in at 8:41.53. Chris Dunbar finished fourth in a time of 8:59.36 and Brendon Tucker placed fifth in 9:02.16. Caleb DeLaPaz placed 11th overall in a time of 9:28.74 to round out the Trojans' finishers.

Emma Dahl finished second to lead a group of four UALR finishers in the women's 3,000-meter run. Dahl collected the runner-up finish in a time of 10:21.92, and teammate Marissa DeLaPaz placed fourth in 10:28.74. Mackenzie Bloom finished sixth (10:35.42) and Tori Copeland placed 11th (11:10.51) to give UALR four finishers in the top-15.

In the throws, Jason Belt placed third in the finals of the men's weight throw (18.07m) and fifth in the finals of the men's shot put (14.25m). In the women's shot put, Rebekah Grissom placed third (13.05m) and Melissa Chunn finished sixth (11.94m).

Approximately 17 schools are scheduled to compete in this year's ASU Invitational, including Ole Miss, Troy, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, McNeese State, Southeast Louisiana, Central Arkansas, and host Arkansas State.

Admission to the 2013 ASU Invitational is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

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