The 2012 SWAC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin Friday, May 4, and will continue through Sunday, May 6. The three-day event will be held at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La.
Fans can follow the action via the SWAC Twitter page, @theswac. Live results will be available throughout the event on the outdoor track and field championship page via swac.org. Competition begins Friday at 8 a.m. with the men's javelin throw and women's 10,000 meters events. The first day of competition will conclude with the men's hammer throw set for 2:30 p.m.
The SWAC returns to New Orleans, La. to host the 2011-12 championship. The Grambling State men are the defending champions, while the Alabama State Hornets won last year for the women. Both teams, who also won the 2012 Indoor Track and Field Championships, will look to repeat as the SWAC's 2012 outdoor champions.
Fans can purchases daily passes for five dollars or a weekend pass for twelve, while kids over five and students with ID are just three dollars. Children under the age of five receive free admission.
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