The pole vault finals will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Southland Conference will have two representatives at the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, with Tyler Adams of Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin’s Antonio Ruiz set to compete. Events will be held at Gilliam Indoor Station in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M. Adams, the four-time Southland heptathlon champion and all-time high point scorer at the conference championship meet, will compete in the heptathlon and high jump in College Station. At the 2018 league meet in Birmingham, Ala., the senior Bearkat earned three gold medals in the heptathlon (5,544), high jump (7-01.75) and long jump (24-02.25) along with a sixth-place 60m hurdles finish for a final point total of 34. Complete meet information can be found at Texas A&M’s championship homepage. Meet Schedule | Live Results | Live Video – Friday (5 p.m.) | Live Video – Saturday (4 p.m.) The heptathlon events will begin at 12 p.m. CT on Friday with the 60m, long jump, shot put and high jump and conclude Saturday with the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1,000m run. The 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will air on ESPN3 on Friday and on tape delay Sunday on ESPN2. The coverage for day one begins at 5:30 p.m. while Saturday’s stream is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday’s tape-delay airing on ESPN2 is set for 6 p.m. Ruiz took gold in the pole vault at this year’s conference championship with a cleared height of 18-00.50, the league’s best overall on the season.
Fiorentina and AC Milan are both battling to lure Southampton target Cristian Tello back to Italy.The 24-year-old forward spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina, where he scored twice in 15 Serie A outings.Now La Viola want to land him on a permanent deal from Barcelona, as do their domestic rivals AC Milan.But, according to reports, Southampton remain in pole position to sign the Spaniard this summer despite the interest from Italy.However Spanish newspaper El Desmarque has revealed that both Italian clubs have now lodged formal bids for Tello and are currently awaiting a response from Barcelona.It has also been suggested that Southampton are yet to firm up their interest with an offer for the £10m-rated ace – which could open the door for either Fiorentina or AC Milan to win the race. 1 Cristian Tello spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina