HARRISONBURG, Va., April 5, 2012 - After a strong showing at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., last weekend, the James Madison track and field team will split up for three meets this weekend. The Dukes will participate in the Colonial Relays, hosted by William and Mary, from Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7 as well as the Liberty Invitational on Friday and Saturday, and the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., will feature representation from more than 35 colleges and universities as well as a number of high school and professional athletes. This year marks the 47th running of the Colonial Relays, and this year's event has 32 teams on both the men's and women's side vying for the trophy given to the first-place team. The event, which begins on Thursday, features more than 40 current and former All-Americans and will be broadcast live by William and Mary. A link for the live video broadcast can be found here. A one day subscription to the feed is available for $5.95, or a weekend pass can be purchased for $9.95. Competition in Williamsburg begins Thursday at 4 p.m. and wraps up Saturday at 5 p.m.
Some Dukes will also be traveling to Lynchburg, Va., for the Liberty Invitational. The event runs all day Friday and Saturday and also features live stats broadcast by Liberty University. This weekend's event marks the fourth time this season that at least one JMU track and field athlete will compete in an event hosted by the Flames.
Lastly, part of the team will travel to Stanford, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational. The 38th running of the event will be held at Cobb Track and Angell Field with competition beginning Friday at 9 a.m. Live coverage of the event provided by flotrack.org can be accessed here. The event will wrap up at 5 p.m. on Saturday.