PREVIEW: Colonials host meet for first time in six years


By Colby Sherwin, Contributor

NEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Pa.– Robert Morris track and field will have its first home meet since 2014, hosting the RMU Invitational on April 17. So far this season, the Colonials have taken part in the Mountaineer Classic and Carnegie Mellon Invitational. The Colonials look to go for gold this weekend as they square off against athletes from Allegheny College, Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, Point Park, and West Virginia.


Three weeks ago, Robert Morris had an impressive showing at the Mountaineer Classic. Keturah Hunter continued her impressive season winning the gold in the hammer throw with a toss of 52.82 meters. Yessie Valencia nabbed the silver medal with a toss of 46.89 meeters in the same event. Finally, in the long jump, Tara Gologram won gold with a jump of 5.50 meters.


After the RMU Invite, Robert Morris will only have two meets left until they head to the Horizon League Championships. They will compete in the Red Flash Open on April 25, and finish off the regular season at the WVU Open on May 1. The Colonials look to finish their first season in the Horizon League on a high note.