New Orleans, La. â€“ Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will serve as host for the 2011 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m. at A.W. Mumford Stadium at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. Participating schools include SUNO, Dillard University, Xavier University, and Edward Waters College.
Events will include all sprints, relays, distance races, the long jump, triple jump, high jump, the discus, and the shot put. It will be the first time the four institutions have gone head-to-head in track and field competition. SUNO is coached by Yhann Plummer, Dillard is coached by Bobby Williams, Jr., Xavier is coached by Joseph Moses, and Edward Waters is coached by Archie Gallon.
General admission is $5. Admission for any student with school I.D. is $3, and free for children under 6. For more information, call (504) 286-5343 or log on to www.suno.edu.
SUNO has seven national championships in track and field to its creditâ€”1975, 1976, 1977, 1995 (indoor and outdoor), and 1997 (indoor and outdoor).
Southern University at New Orleans is a four-year public institution founded in 1956. Located in the Gentilly area, the University is an accredited liberal arts teaching institution which serves more than 3,100 students. SUNO, known for its highly engaged faculty and personal academic support, offers undergraduate degrees in seventeen academic programs and graduate degrees in four academic programs. The University accepts students under the Louisiana Board of Regents regional admission criteria, and is a member of the Southern University System. More information about Southern University at New Orleans is available at SUNO.edu.
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