Pac-12 Athletes Head to NCAA Prelims

Event: NCAA West Region Championships

Austin, Texas

Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Pac-12 men's and women's track and field student-athletes will be competing at the NCAA West Region Champions being hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26. Qualifying teams advance to the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 6-9.

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 Des Moines, Iowa. 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 University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

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ENTRIES... A complete list of men's and women's competitors representing the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA West Regional is on pages 6-7. For a full list of all competitors participating in Austin, Texas, visit the NCAA's official website at Or by clicking the direct link here:

HEPTATHLON/DECATHLON ENTRIES... The top 24 entries in both the heptathlon and decathlon that have already qualified for the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, have already been announced. Below is the list student-athletes will be representing their institutions. For a full list of competitors, visit the NCAA's official website at or click on the link here:

Decathlon: Dakotah Keys, FR, ORE; Marcus Nilsson, SO, UCLA
Heptathlon: Keia Pinnick, SO, ASU; Brianne Theisen, SR, ORE

MEET RESULTS... Live results will be posted throughout the meet and can be accessed through or by clicking on the following link:

BOWERMAN WATCH LIST... The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have updated the latest Bowerman Watch List. The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation. Only 10 men and 10 women are on the watch list at any given point during the season. Below is the list of men's and women's athletes on the Watch List. For more information, visit

Men: Chris Derrick, SR, STAN; Lawi Lalang, SO, ARIZ

Brigetta Barrett, JR, ARIZ; Brianne Theisen, SR, ORE

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