HPU hosts annual meeting between Bill Webb and Bob Davidson to kick off 2022 outdoor season

Combined Bill Webb/Bob Davidson Memorial Events



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Friday, ESPN+ link (5:00-7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, ESPN+ link (all day)


High Point University Athletics is gearing up to host one of its many home meets this season with the annual Bill Webb/Bob Davidson Memorial combo events taking place on Friday and Saturday (March 18-19).



Field: Bryant, Concord, Duke, Elon (women only), High Point, James Madison (women only), Johnson C. Smith, Kentucky Christian, Lafayette, Lipscomb, Louisburg (men only), NC A&T, North Carolina, Pfeiffer, Rio Grande, Rochester (MI) (women only), Saint Francis, St. Augustine’s, UNCW, Wake Forest, William Peace.



Field notes: The field includes three ACC teams at Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Six of the teams scored at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships last season in Oregon, NC A&T (M&W), UNC (M&W), Duke (W), HPU (W).



Media coverage: This weekend’s fixture will be conducted by Flash Results, like all HPU home fixtures this season. Both days will be broadcast live on ESPN+, with coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and carrying nearly all the action on Saturday.



Last outing: The Panther Men’s Track and Field Team finished second at the 2022 Big South Indoor Championships with a total of 123 points. Campbell won with 141 points. A&T had 116 points in third place.


The Panther Women’s Track and Field Team finished second at the 2022 Big South Indoor Championships with a total of 159. NC A&T scored an impressive 207 points. Hampton was a distant third with 96. Hannah Brookover was named the Big South’s Most Valuable Athlete. Brookover was second in the mile, first in the 3000m and first in the 5000m. Sydney Horn won the Most Outstanding Performance Award which is given to the athlete who recorded the highest national score or time during the competition. Horn earned it for her performance at 4.42m yesterday. Alicia Dawson won another Big South individual title in the women’s triple jump.



About Bob Davidson: Davidson, a 1955 graduate of High Point College, is the Panthers’ longest serving coach in High Point history, leading the men’s and later women’s cross country and track program for 39 seasons from 1962 to 2001. He was honored as Coach of the Year 21 times in three conferences. HPU cross country teams have won 18 conference championships, while track and field programs have won 14 conference and division titles under Davidson’s tutelage.



About Bill Webb: Webb earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from HPU in 1971. As a member of the track team, Webb was an all-conference selection, team captain, and school record holder. He is a member of the US Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame. Webb had a nearly 40-year career as a college coach, culminating with 24 years at Tennessee — the first 10 as an assistant coach before his last 14 as a head coach. He retired in 2009. Webb’s seasons as Tennessee’s head coach produced many of the program’s proudest moments, including two NCAA and four SEC tag team championships. He became the first coach in Vol history to win back-to-back NCAA titles after following the NCAA outdoor crown in 2001 with the NCAA indoor championship in 2002. Webb was an assistant coach for the national crown of Tennessee in 1991.

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