Outdoor Track Opens Season at Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational

Outdoor Track Opens Season at Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational

The American University men's and women's track and field teams will open the outdoor season this weekend at the Coastal Carolina University Shamrock Invitational on March 16 and 17.

The Eagles will be led by 2011 Patriot League Outdoor Track 5,000 meter champion Octavia Rinehardt and 2011-12 Indoor Track Second Team All-Patriot League selection Josh Olsen.

American recorded seven top-five finishes at last season's Coastal Carolina Invitational with Olsen posting a fourth place finish in the men's 3,000 meter run and Ali Tyburski tallying a third place finish in the women's 3,000 meter run.

This year's event will feature 54 schools. The track events will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday with the field events starting at 9 a.m.