Track switches meets

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 12, 2007

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field team withdrew its entry in Saturday's Division II Challenge in Emporia, Kan., and will now compete at the Colorado College Invitational.

With blizzard watches in effect, the UCCS athletic administration felt it would be unwise to put the team on the road.

"The safety of our student-athletes is of paramount importance," said UCCS athletic director Stephen Kirkham. "We felt is would have been imprudent to send our team across the eastern plains with a blizzard watch in effect, particularly when there were other competitive options available. We are grateful to Colorado College for allowing us to enter their meet at such short notice."

The Colorado College Invitational is scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m., pending track conditions, at historic Washburn Field. Current forecasts call for the snow to subside Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs.

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