Albany State to host Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet - April 2

March 29, 2011 · Print This Article

080707oliver.jpg(Albany, Ga.) - Albany State University will host the 19th Annual Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 2, at ASU’s Robert Cross Track and Field Facility and Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Ga. The hammer throw competition, followed by the javelin throw, is slated to start at 8 a.m. at the ASU complex. Other track and field events, starting with the long jump events, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hugh Mills complex. The awards ceremony will start at the conclusion of the meet. 
 Sponsored by the ASU women and men’s track and field programs, the meet will feature world-class athletes from various track and field clubs in the Southeast. Several Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) teams, including Morehouse College, Benedict College, Clark Atlanta University, Tuskegee University, Fort Valley State University, Paine College and Stillman College, are expected to compete.
The annual track meet is held in honor of Alice Coachman-Davis, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Coachman-Davis made history and gained international attention by capturing the high jump title with a record-setting jump of 5′ 6 1/8″ during the 1948 Olympic Games in London. 
 The Albany, Ga., native attended Tuskegee University, but earned her bachelor’s degree from Albany State (College) after returning from the 1948 games. For more information about the meet or entry information, call 229-430-4761 or 229-430-4673.


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