Sprint to the Summit League Track Championships This Week

Published: May 07, 2009 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University will host the 2009 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week, bringing some of the best athletes in the country together in competition for individual and team titles this Thursday, May 14 through Saturday, May 16. 

Among this year’s top contenders, are seven Thunderbird athletes whose performance over the 2008-09 season places them at the top of the pack, with bright prospects to break records and emerge victorious. As only the second Summit League championship to ever be hosted on SUU’s campus, next week’s competition promises to give fans a reason to cheer, with seasons and championships on the line. 

But T-Bird fans do not have to sit on the sidelines. The SUU Department of Athletics is now accepting volunteers to help make this year’s league championships a success, and in addition to staying close to the action, volunteers will also receive a Summit League Championship t-shirt and will be fed on any days they choose to help. Volunteer positions are flexible to meet each volunteer’s individual schedule, and interested community members and T-Bird fans should contact Todd Brown for more information at 435-586-7747. 

For those who prefer to simply support SUU’s athletes as a spectator, weekend-long tickets to the championship are available at just $15 for a family of five. Tickets may also be purchased for individual days of competition for $3 per adult, $2 per student and $1 per child. 

A complete schedule of Championship events is available online at www.suutbirds.com. The Outdoor Championships logo on the main Athletics’ site will direct fans to Championship-specific information. 

Whether you cheer from the stands or the sidelines, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see the highest level of track and sport competition in your own backyard.

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