WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Head Coach Jim Sprecher and his Seahawks make their indoor debut this weekend when they compete in the Patriot Games, hosted by George Mason in Fairfax, Va.

The Seahawks will participate in four indoor events this season before heading outside and opening their outdoor season in early March.

Making their way to Fairfax this weekend are veterans Maleena Reid, Krista Mangum, Erin McDaniel and Clarissa Perkins for the Seahawk women and David Lindsay, Trip Foreman, Jeremy Johnson and Aerial Chatman for the men.

Reid and Mangum hold the school records in the 60 meters and 60 meter hurdles, respectively.

The Seahawks will send a contingent of 58 athletes on the trip, including 16 freshmen who will make the collegiate debuts.

Joining the Seahawks in competing at the event are American, Coastal Carolina (women), Delaware State, George Washington, Howard, James Madison (women), Mount St. Mary's, Navy (women), Richmond, UMBC and VCU.

UNCW continues its indoor season on Feb. 2 with the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, host by Penn State.