After their first two performances of the season, the SMU track and field team has a solid foundation to build upon as they attempt to hold on to their Conference USA championship title.
This weekend, the Mustangs will travel to Norman, Okla. to participate in the J.D. Martin Invitational hosted by the Oklahoma University Sooners. Although the complete list of competitors is unavailable, SMU can expect competition from No. 15 OU, and No. 21 Oklahoma State, Tulsa University and the University of Texas at Arlington.
When SMU competed at this event last year, former Mustang Ilyssa Pettigrew had two top-five finishes for the Mustangs. Pettigrew finished fourth in the 800m and fifth in the mile. Current junior Gayla Cloud also did well, taking sixth in the 60m hurdles.