UW Track & Field Set to Host Gem City Dual, With Weather Pushing Start Back

April 16, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

As the first annual Gem City Dual, presented by Qdoba Mexican Grill, nears its inauguration, Mother Nature has pushed the meet back to Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. from its original start of Saturday.

Due to the weather conditions, the University of Utah women will be unable to travel to Laramie, so the dual will feature Colorado State versus Wyoming.

The gates to the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex will open at 9:30 a.m. with ticket prices starting at $3 for youth and $5 for adults. UW student entry is free with a valid ID. The Gem City Dual will be the lone meet hosted by the Cowboys and Cowgirls before they host the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships on May 13-16.

The field events will begin with the women's hammer throw, men's shot put, and women's long jump at 11 a.m. While the track events start at 11:45 with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase kicking things off. The meet will conclude at 3:25 with the men's 4x400-meter relay finishing the dual.