WATTS houses first event since opening

Youngstown State University track and field will host the YSU Invitational, the first home meet in the team’s 22-year history, on Friday.

The meet will take place at the Watson and Tressel Training Site — the first event in the facility since it opened.

“It’s a culmination of a lot of hard work, sacrifice from all of the YSU alumni and YSU community who have paved the way for this tremendous opportunity,” head coach Brian Gorby said. “Every one of the student- athletes are so excited to host and compete in the first indoor meet at the WATTS in YSU history.”

The Penguins will take on Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, Slippery Rock University, John Carroll University and Marietta College.

“We were hoping this early to get two to three teams, but to have seven to eight teams coming to the WATTS this early is a pleasant surprise,” Gorby said. “It is a tremendous positive for the YSU track and field program and family.”

Admission is $10, and students get in for free with a valid YSU ID.