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Courtesy: Georgia State Sports Communications

Niswonger Invite Up Next for Panther Track & Field

Courtesy: Robert Carnes/Sports Communications
Release: January 16, 2013
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ATLANTA — Georgia State track and field continues the indoor season with the first of two meets in the state of Tennessee at the Niswonger Invite in Johnson City, Tenn. on Jan. 18-19.

Hosted by East Tennessee State University, the meet will be run at the David E. Walker Indoor Track on ETSU’s campus.

The Niswonger Invite is scheduled to start on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the women’s 60m hurdles, triple jump and weight throw. The second day of competition will start with the women’s 5,000m at 8:00 a.m. See the link above for the complete meet schedule.

The Panthers last competed in the Niswonger Invite during the 2009-10 indoor season. At that meet, Janel Blancett led GSU with a victory in the women’s mile and a fourth-place finish in the 5,000m.

Last week at the UAB Blazer Invite, Katharine Showalter won both the 3,000m and 5,000m, doing so in meet, facility and personal records for the later. Kesean Henderson also broke the school record for the indoor weight throw with a toss of 15.03m (49’ 3.75”).

Showalter was subsequently named the Sun Belt women’s Track Athlete of the Week for her accomplishments. The reigning Sun Belt Cross Country Runner of the Year also earned one CAA Track Athlete of the Week last season.

Following the Niswonger Invite, the Panthers will head to the campus of fellow Sun Belt member Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tenn. for the MTSU Invitational on Feb. 2.

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