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Men's Track & Field Travels to Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup

Eric Masington

Feb. 7, 2014

STORRS, Conn. – Men’s track and field travels to Penn State for the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup spanning Friday and Saturday (Feb. 7-8). Friday’s events begin this evening starting at 5pm with the men’s 35 lb. weight throw. The meet concludes Saturday afternoon with the 4x400 meter relay. For complete information, including a schedule of events, directions and parking, click here. A more detailed schedule can be found by viewing the heat sheets for Friday and Saturday.

The Huskies will find themselves in competition with eight schools this weekend, including host institution Penn State, Binghamton, Buffalo, James Madison, Liberty, Penn, Princeton, and UNC-Wilmington. The Sykes/Sabock Challenge Cup is named after two long-time Penn State track and field officials. "Dutch" Sykes was the Intramural Director and Dr. Ralph Sabock a professor in the Department of Kinesiology during their Penn State tenures. All events will take place on the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track at the Indoor Multi-Sport Facility at the corner of University Drive and Dauer Drive on campus, behind the Penn State Lacrosse Field. Admission is free.

“The Sykes Sabock is a great team meet against the best competition we've seen to date,” said Head Coach Greg Roy.  “The Horace Ashenfelter Track and Field facility is one of, if not the best facilities in the country.  All in all, it is a perfect opportunity to find out where we are as a team and individually as we start to prepare for the Championship season.”

The Huskies dominated at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational last weekend, posting seven first-place finishes. Senior leadership constituted many of the first-place finishes, with Darnell Cummings taking home the gold in the 60 meter dash, Kyle Twombly placing first in the 500 meter dash, Cory Duggan winning the pole vault and Eric Masington grabbing first in the shot put.