Track And Field Athletes Prepare For NCAAs

Event: 2012 Division I NCAA Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Location: Des Moines, Iowa (Drake University)
Dates: Wednesday-Saturday, June 6-9
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More Info: Championship Page | Entries
Live Results: Click here


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.
- Pac-12 men's and women's track and field student-athletes will be competing at the 2012 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Champions being hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday-Saturday, June 6-9. Participants qualified for the national championships through competition at the preliminary round sites. All Pac-12 athletes competed at the West Region in Austin, Texas.

In all, 61 male and 70 female athletes and relay teams from the Pac-12 will be competing for individual national titles in at least one event, many of them also hoping to score enough points for the team competition. Conference women's teams earned 77 entries to the competition in Des Moines, the most of any league in the country. On the men's side, the 69 entries by Pac-12 teams are the second-most of any conference.

For more information on the NCAA Championships, visit the NCAA's official website at www.ncaa.com. For a full list of participants at the 2012 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships, visit http://rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor12/. For a full list of schedule of events, visit http://www.ncaa.com/content/2012-championships-schedule-events.

LIVE BROADCAST... ESPNU/ESPN3.com will televise the final two hours of the NCAA Championships live from 9-11 am. PT on Saturday, June 9. ESPN3.com will broadcast live on Thursday, June 7 beginning at 2:15 p.m. PT and on Friday, June 8 beginning at 3:15 p.m. PT. In addition, there will be a free live streaming of the championships available at www.ncaa.com, including all of Wednesday's competitions, as well as early portions of the meet from Thursday-Saturday.

ENTRIES... A complete list of men's and women's competitors representing the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships is listed on pages 8 and 9. For a full list of all competitors participating in Des Moines, Iowa, visit the NCAA's official website at www.ncaa.com. Or by clicking the direct link here for women: http://rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor12/final_w.htm; and here for men: http://rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor12/final_m.htm.

MEET RESULTS... Live results will be posted throughout the meet and can be accessed through www.ncaa.com or by clicking on the following link: http://rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor12/. Final results will also be available through the NCAA's official website.

PAC-12 NCAA HISTORY... The Pac-12 is looking for its first NCAA outdoor men's title since Stanford's win in 2000, while the most recent women's team to have won the national championship was Arizona State in 2007. League teams have won 45 men's NCAA crowns all-time, dating back to 1922, while women's teams have won six, dating back to 1982 when the NCAA began sponsoring women's championships. For a full list of team and individual outdoor national championships won by Pac-12 teams, visit the Pac-12 Outdoor Track & Field Media guide, which can be found at www.pac-12.org.

USTFCCCA REGION HONORS... Eight student-athletes and coaches earned high regional honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Read about all the honorees here.

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