Bruin Track & Field Set For NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 9, 2009
The men's and women's track and field teams will begin competition on Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
TV Coverage - CBS College Sports will air the championships live on Friday June 12th from 6-9 p.m., while CBS will run live coverage from 12-2 pm CST on Saturday, June 13th.
Live Streaming Video - ArkansasRazorbacks.com will have live streaming coverage of the meet whenever CBS College Sports and CBS are not airing live events.
The 12th-ranked women's team and the men's squad will have nine individuals and one relay competing during the four-day championship meet.
200m - Yasmin Woodruff (29th, 23.70)
400m - Krystin Lacy (18th, 53.16)
800m - Krishna Curry (15th, 2:06.01)
100mH - Lindsay Rowe (26th, 13.45)
400mH - Nicole Leach (1st, 56.29)
4x400m - 6th, 3:33.44
Pole Vault - Katy Viuf (7th, 14-1.25)
Long Jump - Rhonda Watkins (2nd, 21-10.25); Danielle Watson (23rd, 20-8)
Heptathlon - Ryann Krais (8th, 5606)
200m - Karlton Rolle (25th, 21.10)
800m - Cory Primm (17th, 1:48.59)
4x100m - 14th, 39.71
High Jump - Taylor Hobson (16th, (7-1)
Pole Vault - Johnny Quinn (11thT, 17-7); Greg Woepse (20thT, 17-4.50)
Long Jump - Nelson Rosario (23rd, 25-0)
Triple Jump - Jonathan Clark (24th, 51-9.25)
Shot Put - Bo Taylor (25th, 59-4.25)
Hammer - Boldizsar Kocsor (11th, 219-7)
Last season, both the men's and women's teams were hit hard by injury in the post-season with the women finishing in a tie for 29th and the men ending the season 34th at Nationals. Both squads will look to improve dramatically from last year's team finishes.
Nicole Leach and Rhonda Watkins will vie for their second individual crowns as Leach won the 400m hurdles and Watkins won the long jump at the 2007 meet. This will be their final collegiate competition as a Bruin. Boldizsar Kocsor will also be competing in his final collegiate meet as he goes for his third All-American honor in the hammer. Krystin Lacy is also running in her last meet as a Bruin in the open 400m and on the 4x400m relay.
The Bruins have a very young squad on both sides with six freshmen and eight sophomores between the two teams.
Competition begins Wednesday with the preliminary rounds of the men's hammer (Kocsor), men's high jump (Hobson), women's long jump (Watkins/Watson), men's shot put (Taylor), men's long jump (Rosario), men's pole vault (Quinn.Woepse), 4x100m relay (men), men's 800m (Primm), women's 800m (Curry), women's 400m hurdles (Leach) and women's 400m (Lacy).
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