Hilltopper Relays

Western Kentucky junior Oliver Alexandre (center) placed fifth Friday, April 6, 2018, in the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.95 seconds during the Hilltopper Relays at WKU's Charles M. Reuter Track & Field Complex. (Bac Totrong/photo@bgdailynews.com)

Western Kentucky's track and field team will make its second trip of the indoor season to Nashville for the Vanderbilt-hosted Music City Challenge on Friday and Saturday. Action from the Commodores’ Multipurpose Facility will feature a total of 25 teams.

The Music City Challenge will kick off on Friday with field events at 4 p.m. CT, while running competition will begin at 7 p.m. from the Commodores' Multipurpose Facility. On Saturday, running events will resume at 10 a.m. with field events soon after at 10:30 a.m. Results will be available here. 

In addition to WKU and Vanderbilt, Memphis, Eastern Kentucky, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Missouri State, Ole Miss, Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois State, North Dakota State, Indiana State, East Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee, Central Florida, SMU, Maryland, Towson, Lipscomb, Xavier, Georgia Tech, Alabama and Tulane will all be represented at the two-day outing.

Nearly the entire squad will make the trip to Nashville with 16 Lady Toppers and 20 Hilltoppers hitting the road. WKU is slated to enter competitors in 24 events.

Since last weekend’s meet at Kentucky, senior Oliver Alexandre has collected his second Conference USA Male Track Athlete of the Week honor. The Miami native registered a personal-best 47.30 seconds in the 400-meter dash and helped WKU’s 4x400-meter relay to the fastest time recorded by a C-USA team since the 2013-14 season. The unit combined for a 3:08.07.

Collectively, WKU posted 15 top-10 finishes at last weekend’s Rod McCravy Memorial Invite led by Myesha Nott’s third triple jump title of the season.

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