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Track & Field Sends 16 To NCAA Outdoor Championships

June 4, 2013

  
2013 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday-Saturday, June 5-8, 2013
Eugene, Ore. | Hayward Field
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MEET SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY
Field Events: 1:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. CT)
Running Events: 4 p.m. (6 p.m. CT)

THURSDAY
Field Events: 1:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. CT)
Running Events: 4 p.m. (6 p.m. CT)

FRIDAY
Field Events: 3:15 p.m. (5:15 p.m. CT)
Running Events: 4:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. CT)

SATURDAY
Field Events:
12:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. CT)
Running Events: 2:05 p.m. (4:05 p.m. CT)

WACO, Texas - The Baylor track and field team opens the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships with 16 student-athletes competing in 11 events over the course of the four-day event, Wednesday through Saturday, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

"We are excited about the prospects for this week," head coach Todd Harbour said. "I think we are taking a hungry group of student-athletes. We have a good mix of veterans and some freshmen that are excited to get their first shot on the national stage."


STORYLINES

  • Baylor will have 11 entries made up of 16 student-athletes in the field at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. The women will have seven entries with five on the track and two in the field, while the men have four total (3 track, 1 field).

  • Baylor junior Blake Heriot and freshman Ashley Fields both qualified in three events at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. Heriot will be in the 400 meters and on both relay teams, while Fields will run the 200 meters and on both relays.

  • Baylor also has three other athletes, who will compete in two events, including Olicia Williams (800, 4x400), Idia Omogiate (4x100, 4x400) and Justin Allen (4x100, 4x400).

  • Four members of Baylor's contingent are school record holders, including Erin Atkinson in the hammer throw (213-2), Desmine Hilliard in the discus (187-5), Christina Holland in the 400 hurdles (56.81) and Skylar White in the discus (181-0).
     
  • As a team, Baylor has won a total of 49 individual events during the outdoor season. The BU women have claimed 27 with 11 coming from Atkinson and White in the throws, while the men have won 22.

  • Atkinson has broken her own school record in the hammer throw four times this season. She has five wins in the event with the current school record coming at the Texas Invitational on April 13.

  • Besides owning the school record in the discus, Hilliard is slated to be the Baylor football team's starting right guard when the Bears open the 2013 season.

  • Baylor's women placed third and the men were seventh at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Waco. Holland tallied BU's lone title in the 400 hurdles with a school-record time of 56.81.

  • Baylor's group of 16 student-athletes includes four former outdoor All-Americans Heriot (2012, 4x100), Holland (2012, 400 hurdles), Drew Seale (2011, 4x400) and White (2010, discus and 2012, shot put).

  • In the classroom, Baylor has had a record year with a total of 41 on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including 27 on the women's side and 14 more on the men's side. Of those 41, 18 earned the honor for at least the second time.

A full recap of each day's with video highlights will be posted on BaylorBears.com. For information on the meet visit the meet central page at: http://www.ncaa.com/content/di-track-field-participants-and-results.

Parts of the meet will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN3.com with the rest of the coverage being online courtesy of a Pac-12 Live Stream: http://pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx?&DB_OEM_ID=500.

The full broadcast schedule follows with all times being Pacific.

Wednesday, June 5
Noon-8 p.m. - Pac-12 Live Stream

Thursday, June 6
11 a.m.-3:50 p.m.  - Pac-12 Live Stream
3:50- 8 p.m. - ESPN3.com/WatchESPN (http://es.pn/NCAA-OTF-D2)

Friday, June 7
12:30-4:30 p.m. - Pac-12 Live Stream
4:30-7 p.m. - ESPNU/WatchESPN (http://es.pn/NCAA-OTF-D3)

Saturday, June 8
12:30-2 p.m. - Pac-12 Live Stream
2-4 p.m. - ESPNU/WatchESPN (http://es.pn/NCAA-OTF-D4)

Follow the official Twitter account of the team: @BaylorTrack for updates throughout the meet.


 

 

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