DePauw University track kicks off season at the Tiger Small College Invitational

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Winter Term is a wonderful time to study abroad or gain job experience. DePauw students are able to travel the world, enjoy a class on campus, or hang around and relax, while gearing up for the second semester–but not for the track team.
 The DePauw men and women’s track teams kick off their season tonight hosting the Tiger Small College Invitational at the James A. Hollensteiner Indoor Track, starting at 6 p.m. The Tigers that have been on campus have been training all January, and they are more than ready to get the season started.
 Unfortunately, the team will not be at full force tonight. Many of the runners and throwers have not been able to practice their specialty during the month away from campus. Those who spent time on campus training will bring their best efforts to the track.
 The DePauw Men and Women’s track and field team have a very unique schedule compared to the rest of the North Coast Athletic Conference. With a three-week winter term and most of the team off campus, they often struggle to compete at their best until later in the season. When track and field athletes spend time away from the sport, it is sometimes difficult to compete without a few extra weeks of base training.
Junior Will Bond is expecting a good performance, after he remained on campus training hard during Winter Term.
“I can’t wait to race again,” Bond said. “This meet is going to be a great indication of my fitness.”
This Feburary, the Tigers will host the DePauw Invitational and the DePauw Classic before heading to the North Coast Athletic Conference Heptahlon. They will be competing in the NCAC Indoor Championships March 7 and 8 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
 Come out and support the Tigers tonight.