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story.lead_photo.caption Lincoln University track team members practice earlier this year at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Photo by Liv Paggiarino / News Tribune.

For the first time in six years, Dwight T. Reed Stadium will host a collegiate track and field meet.

The Blue Tigers will host the Lincoln Open today, with field events starting at 10:30 a.m. and track events beginning shortly after noon. The event is free and open to the public.

This will be the first college track and field meet Lincoln University has hosted since the 2014 MIAA outdoor track and field championships May 2-4. The Lincoln women won the conference championship that season.

The last track and field meets at Dwight T. Reed Stadium were the Class 1-5 Missouri state track and field championships in May 2015.

The Lincoln Open was scheduled for Saturday, but the meet was pushed back a day due to the rainy weather.

Among the schools competing against Lincoln in today's single-day meet are William Woods, Central Methodist, Truman State, Hannibal-LaGrange and Harris-Stowe State.

The shot put and the discus will start at 10:30 a.m. Both events will take place at Jefferson City High School.

The javelin will start at 2 p.m. and will be held north of LU Softball Field. All other field events will take place at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

The first track event is the 4x100-meter relay, which is scheduled for a 12:10 p.m. start.

There will be preliminaries for the 100-meter dashes, the women's 100-meter hurdles and the men's 110-meter hurdles. All other track events will by finals only.

The Lincoln men's track and field team is ranked No. 19 nationally in Division II by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while the Lincoln women are No. 22.

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