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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Howard Track & Field Set for A Pair of Meets Friday and Saturday

Bison take part in the Terrapin Invitational and Virginia Tech Invitational
(Photo Credit – Megan Raymond)
WASHINGTON (January 16, 2020) – Howard University men’s and women’s track & field squads continue the indoor season with a pair of meets Friday and Saturday.

On Jan. 17-18, the Bison track student-athletes head to Blacksburg, Va., for the Virginia Tech Invitational, hosted by the Hokies. Friday’s (Jan. 17) action starts 5 p.m. and Saturday’s (Jan. 18) festivities begin 11 a.m.

Saturday, majority of HU’s throwers travel to nearby Landover, Md., for the Terrapin Invitational, hosted by Maryland. The one-day event gets underway at 10 a.m. inside the Prince George’s Sports and  Learning Complex (8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785).


On Jan. 11, both teams were victorious at the 2020 HBCU Battle in New York City. Also, seven more Bison qualified for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships that will be held in Landover, Md. (Feb. 27-29) at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.

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Second-year runner Gavin Williams (Dover, Del.) led the men's squad, thanks to a pair of individual victories, including a record-setting performance. In the men's 3000-meter run, Williams etched himself in the school's record book after winning the event with a new time of 8:52.25.

For the women, throwers Diana Effiom (Dallas) and Symone Marsh (Hillsborough, N.J.) led the way with an epic duel. Effiom won the event, thanks to her record-setting performance (15.69 meters), while Marsh took third overall.

Virginia Tech opens its indoor season with a home meet, featuring several well-known programs throughout the East Coast, including Charlotte, Duke, Elon, Howard, Liberty, Pitt, UNC, VCU, Virginia, Wake Forest and the host Hokies.

The event takes place inside Rector Field House where admission is FREE.

Fans can also follow all the action at


The Bison throwers begin their competition at the Terrapin Invitational in Landover, Md., at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center (8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785). The competition starts Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the men’s weight throw.

Bison Nation can follow all the action at

After a weekend away from competition, HU returns to action for the Navy Invitational II, hosted by the Midshipmen.

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