RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Track and Field will host its 18th annual Ram Invitational on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18. This year's meet will be held over the course of two days, which is a change from last year's single-day event.
The meet will start at 4 p.m. on Friday with the hammer throw. Running events will begin at 5 p.m. with the women's 200-meter dash. Saturday commences with women's discus at 10 a.m. There will be an alumni 4x100-meter relay at 10:40 a.m. followed by the National Anthem at 10:55 a.m. The women's 4x400-meter relay is set to go off at 11 a.m.
Live results throughout the event can be found here.
The meet will feature Atlantic 10 rival George Mason, James Madison, Hampton, Tiffin, Virginia State, and Virginia Union. George Mason, Virginia State, and Virginia Union each competed in the 2016 Ram Invite.
VCU is coming off a strong performance at the ECAC-IC4A Indoor Championships on March 4 and 5. Nichelle Scott led the women's team, breaking her own school record in the 800-meter run and winning the event.
On the men's side, the 4x400-meter relay team broke the school record in the event in Boston, Massachusetts with a time of 3:11.43. The team, made up of Bigal Harrison, Nicholas Buckingham, Kahlil Shepard, and Devon Thompson, finished second overall.
Below is the schedule of events for the 2017 Ram Invitational.
May 25, 2017 DAVIS EARNS ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ROOKIE HONORS
May 14, 2017 THOMPSON RISES TO OCCASION AT IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 6, 2017 SEVEN ADVANCE TO DAY TWO AT A-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 22, 2017 RELAYS SHINE FOR RAMS IN DAY TWO AT GEORGIA TECH
April 21, 2017 VCU HAS STRONG START TO GEORGIA TECH INVITE
April 15, 2017 RAMS HIGHLIGHT HURDLE STRENGTH AND THROWS AT WILLIAM WALTON
April 5, 2017 CHATTING WITH COACH: TOM SAGE AND DAN JOHNSON
April 1, 2017 RELAYS HOIST RAMS AT COLONIAL RELAYS
March 27, 2017 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DREW HESS
March 25, 2017 VCU SHINES IN 400, EARNS THIRD IN RELAY
March 24, 2017 HESS BREAKS VCU JAVELIN SCHOOL RECORD
March 18, 2017 VCU OPENS OUTDOOR SEASON AT VCU RAM INVITATIONAL
March 15, 2017 2017 VCU RAM INVITATIONAL PREVIEW
March 5, 2017 NEW RELAY RECORD HIGHLIGHTS VCU'S WEEKEND AT IC4A MEET
March 1, 2017 CATLETT, DAVIS EARN ATLANTIC 10 ALL-ROOKIE HONORS
February 19, 2017 MEN SHOW BALANCE, PLACE FIVE AT A-10 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
February 18, 2017 SPRINTERS ADVANCE, DAVIS SCORES POINTS FOR RAMS ON DAY ONE
February 16, 2017 2017 ATLANTIC 10 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
February 4, 2017 PAYNE SETS TONE AT VILLANOVA INVITATIONAL
January 28, 2017 HARRISON, PAYNE SHOW SPRINT PROWESS AT DARIUS DIXON INVITE
January 21, 2017 DAVIS LEAPS TO PR AS RAMS FINISH UP AT HOKIE INVITE
January 20, 2017 VCU VETERANS SHOW PROWESS ON DAY ONE OF HOKIE INVITATIONAL
January 14, 2017 VCU WRAPS UP ETSU INVITE IN JOHNSON CITY
January 13, 2017 RAMS HAVE STRONG START TO ETSU INVITE
December 4, 2016 RAMS SHOWCASE JUMPS IN INDOOR OPENER AT CNU HOLIDAY OPEN