Doc Anderson Invitational makes a comeback after five years

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — The Doc Anderson Invitational was hosted by TROY’s Track and Field program, resulting with over 30 Trojans making it to the podium.

It has been five years since the last time this program hosted a home meet.

“Track and field carnival, essentially, that’s what track is,” said Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Marc Davis. “There is multiple events going on at one time. It’s perfect for everybody, since people can sit in the stands and see three to four different events going on. We got throws that were going down over the hills. This Doc Anderson Invitational is the second time that we’ve done it. So, it’s just exciting for everybody to be able to compete in front of the home fans and in front of their peers.”

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Throughout the meet, TROY’s men’s team scored a meet-best of 230 points, while the women’s team finished the meet with 179 points. Out of all its podium finishes, TROY had 12 first-place finishes by the end of the meet.

“I have been triple jumping for the past six years and I’ve been running a hundred and two hundred for the past six years as well,” said second place winner in women’s 200m Catherine Forbes. “I kind of have just been doing it and getting better at it. I started my freshman year of high school, so I love it. It makes my body hurt, but it’s fun and I really enjoy it.”

There were eleven other teams that competed, including Tuskegee, UAB, South Alabama and Southern Miss.

The Trojans will compete in the Auburn Invitational on Saturday, April 20.