Pac-12 athletes head to NCAA track & field regional

Download complete release with list of declared athletes (PDF)

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Pac-12 men's and women's track and field student-athletes will compete at the NCAA West Region Championships being hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25. Qualifying teams advance to the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.

The top 24 student-athletes per event per region (East and West) will compete for a spot at the NCAA championships. Only the top 12 student-athletes per event per region advance to Eugene. In the relay events, only the top 24 relays per region advance to the preliminaries with 12 eventually advancing to the finals. The NCAA East Region Championships is being hosted by the North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.

Nearly 150 women and nearly 175 men representing Pac-12 schools will be competing for a spot at the NCAA championships. For more information on the NCAA West Regional, visit http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/052013aab.html.

ENTRIES... A complete list of men's and women's competitors representing Pac-12 institutions at the NCAA West Regional can be found in the PDF linked above. For the complete list of participants at the NCAA West Regional in Austin, Texas, visit the NCAA's official website at www.ncaa.com or click on the direct link here: http://www.ncaa.com/content/di-track-field-participants-and-results.

MEET RESULTS AND LIVE STREAMING... Links for both live results, as well as live video streaming can be accessed through www.texassports.com or by clicking on the following link: http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/052013aab.html.

HEPTATHLON/DECATHLON ENTRIES... The top 24 athletes in both the heptathlon and decathlon that have already qualified for the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore., have been announced. Below is the list of student-athletes that will be representing Pac-12 teams in both events. For the complete list of competitors, visit the NCAA's official website or click on the direct link above.

Decathlon
Dakotah Keys, SO, ORE
Dominic Giovannoni, SR, UCLA
Marcus Nilsson, JR, UCLA
Jeremy Taiwo, SR, WASH

Heptathlon
Keia Pinnick, SR, ASU
Tatum Souza, JR, UCLA

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