Hendrix’s athletic facilities will reflect a flurry of activities this weekend as the Warriors host both the Southern Athletic Association softball tournament and track and field meet.

At other sites, Warrior teams will participate in conference championships in baseball tennis and golf.

Schools participating, in addition to Hendrix, are Berry, Birmingham-Southern, Centre, Rhodes, Millsaps, Oglethorpe and Sewanee.


The Warrior softball team, seeded fifth, will play fourth-seeded Rhodes at 10 a.m. Friday to begin the three-day tournament. The winner will play top-seeded Berry at 4 p.m. The loser will play at noon Saturday.

The championship round begins at noon Sunday.


The track meet begins at 9 a.m. Friday at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium, with some events at the UCA’s Bill Stephens Complex, and continues through Saturday.

Freshman Stephen Stearman has the best men’s shot put mark in the league entering the championships at 13.88 meters. Freshman Jared Lincoln also has the best discus distance at 42.92 meters. Four-time All-America Elizabeth Krug enters the weekend with a javelin mark of 35.81 meters, tops in the SAA.

At other sites, The Warriors tennis teams will both be the No. 8 seeds and take on No. 1 Sewanee in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Friday. The women will take on the Tigers at 9 a.m., and the men will start at noon.

The men’s golf team will tee off at 7 a.m. at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga., on Friday. The women’s team will begin at the same time.

At Birmingham, the baseball Warriors will be the No. 5 seed and take on No. 4 Millsaps at 1 p.m. Friday. The winner of the four-team, double-elimination tournament will advance to the SAA Championship series against the winner from the Mount Berry, Ga., semifinal rounds.

The track schedule

Young-Wise Memorial Stadium unless designated:


Field Events

8:30 a.m.: Women’s Hammer at UCA

9 a.m.: Men’s Long Jump; Women’s Pole Vault

10 a.m.: Men’s Hammer at UCA

11:30 a.m.: Women’s Long Jump; Men’s Pole Vault

Noon: Women’s Shot Put

2 p.m.: Men’s Shot Put

Track Events

9:a.m.:Women’s 10,000m final

10 a.m. Men’s 10,000m final

Noon: Women’s 100m Hurdle prelim

12:20 p.m.: Men’s 110m Hurdle prelim

12:40 p.m.: Women’s 400m prelim

1 p.m.: Men’s 400m prelim

1:20 p.m.: Women’s 100m prelim

1:40 p.m.: Men’s 100m prelim

2:20 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdle prelim

2:40 p.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdle prelim

3:00 p.m.: Women’s 200m prelim

3:20 p: .m.: Men’s 200m prelim

3:40 p.m.: Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase final

4 p.m. Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase final


Field Events

9 a.m.: Women’s Javelin; Men’s Triple Jump; Men’s Discus; Women’s High Jump

11 a.m.: Women’s Discus; Women’s Triple Jump; Men’s Javelin; Men’s High Jump

Track Events

Noon: Women’s 400m Relay Final

12:10 p.m.: Men’s 400m Relay Final

12:15 p.m.: Women’s 1,500m Run Final

12:30 p.m.: Men’s 1,500m Run Final

12:50 p.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdle Final

1:00 p.m.: Men’s 110m Hurdle Final

1:10 p.m.: Women’s 400m Dash Final

1:15 p.m.: Men’s 400m Dash Final

1:25 p.m.: Women’s 100m Dash Final

1:30 p.m.: Men’s 100m Dash Final

1:40 p.m.: Women’s 800m Run Final

1:50 p.m.: Men’s 800m Run Final

2:10 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdle Final

2:20 p.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdle Final

2:30 p.m.: Women’s 200m Dash Final

2:35 p.m.: Men’s 200m Dash Final

2:40 p.m.: Women’s 5,000m Run Final

3:05 p.m.: Men’s 5,000m Run Final

3:30 p.m.: Women’s 1,600m Relay Final

3:35 p.m.: Men’s 1,600m Relay Final

3:45 p.m.: Awards Ceremony