Pac-12 set with 140 entries for 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 will have nearly 160 athletes scheduled for a total of 140 event entries in 42 events at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, to be held at Texas’ Myers Stadium. The Conference will be seeking its 48th all-time men’s title and 10th all-time women’s title following USC’s remarkable triumph last spring.

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Wednesday, June 5
12:30 pm PT - ESPN3
4:30 pm PT - ESPN2/ESPN3

Thursday, June 6
11:00 am PT - ESPN3
5:00 pm PT - ESPNU/ESPN3
6:00 pm PT - ESPN2/ESPN3

Friday, June 7
12:30 pm PT - ESPN3
5:30 pm PT - ESPN/ESPN3

Saturday, June 8
11:30 am PT - ESPN3 
3:30 pm PT - ESPN2/ESPN3 

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS - PAC-12 WOMEN'S PREVIEW

The Pac-12 will be represented in all 21 women’s events at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In total, the league will have 73 event entries - 67 individual events and six relay teams.

A Conference program will seek to hoist the hardware for a third consecutive year after victories from OREGON in 2017 and USC last year - both titles coming in thrilling fashion in the 4x400 meter finales. It would mark the league’s first-ever three-peat of the national championship, and would mark the longest stretch for conference since 2008-12 (SEC).

No. 2 nationally ranked USC, the two-time defending Pac-12 champions and reigning NCAA titlists, secured the nation’s fourth-most entries with 13, while No. 8 ranked rival Oregon leads the league and is third nationally with 15 entries. No. 11 STANFORD is tied for eighth in the country with 10 entries.

PAC-12 WOMEN’S EVENT ENTRIES BY SCHOOL - 73
Oregon - 15 entries (13 + 2 relays)
USC - 13 entries (11 + 2 relays)
Stanford - 10 entries
Colorado - 9 entries (8 + 1 relay)
UCLA - 7 entries
Washington - 7 entries
Arizona - 5 entries (4 + 1 relay)
Arizona State - 3 entries
California - 3 entries
Oregon State - 1 entry

UCLA’s Alyssa Wilson (shot put/discus/hammer) is the only woman to qualify for three individual events. She is joined by a quartet of Trojans as multiple event qualifiers: Anglerne Annelus (100m/200m/4x100), Anna Cockrell (100h/400h/4x400), Twanisha Terry (100m/200m/4x100) and Lanae-Tava Thomas (100m/200m/4x100/4x400). Additionally, both Oregon and USC qualified its 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

Annelus (200m) is one of four Pac-12 women returning to defend an event title from 2018 along with Oregon’s Jessica Hull (1,500m), Stanford’s Mackenzie Little (javelin) and Washington's Olivia Gruver (pole vault). USC is the reigning NCAA 4x400 champion, the event which secured the national title for the Trojans.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS - PAC-12 MEN'S PREVIEW

The Pac-12 will be represented in by all 10 men’s programs in all 21 events at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In total, the league will have 67 event entries - 62 individual events and five relay teams - which mark the most for the league since 2015.

The Pac-12’s top representative is also the league’s highest ranked program with No. 6 OREGON securing 15 event entries, the fourth-most in the meet. The 13-time defending Conference champion Ducks will be searching for their first national crown since claiming back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.

No. 11 UCLA, with its highest national ranking since the 2014 preseason, has the nation’s sixth-most entries with 12, while No. 9 USC has eight and No. 14 ARIZONA has seven.

PAC-12 MEN’S EVENT ENTRIES BY SCHOOL - 67
Oregon - 15 entries (14 + 1 relay)
UCLA - 12 entries (10 + 2 relays)
USC - 8 entries
Arizona - 7 entries (5 + 2 relays)
Washington - 6 entries
California - 5 entries
Colorado - 4 entries
Stanford - 4 entries
Washington State - 4 entries
Arizona State - 2 entries

Six student-athletes qualified for multiple individual events in COLORADO’s John Dressel (5k/10k), Oregon’s Cravon Gillespie (100m/200m/4x100) and Oraine Palmer (100m/200m4x100), UCLA’s Robert Brandt (5k/10k) and Dotun Ogundeji (shot/discus) and WASHINGTON’s Jonah Wilson (shot/discus). Additionally, both ARIZONA and UCLA qualified its 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

The Pac-12 enters the 2019 NCAA Championships with an active streak of at least one event champion at the NCAA meet for 59 consecutive years dating to 1960.

CONFERENCE OF CHAMPIONS...AGAIN

For the 14th consecutive season and 53rd time in the past 59 years, the Pac-12 Conference will rank atop the nation for total NCAA national championships. The Pac-12 enters the NCAA Track & Field Championships with 13 total NCAA national titles in 2018-19, outpacing the next closest leagues by more than double (ACC 5, Big 12 4, Big Ten 4).

2018-19 NCAA National Championships by Pac-12 Schools (as of 6/4/19)
Stanford - 6 (WVB, WS&D, MGYM, WWP, WTEN, MGOLF)
UCLA - 2 (BVB, SOFT)
Colorado - 1 (WXC)
USC - 1 (MWP)
Utah - 1 (SKI)
California - 1 (MS&D)
Washington - 1 (WROW)

This year’s 13 crowns brings the league’s all-time total to 526, more than 200 better than the next-closest league (Big Ten - 314), cementing the Pac-12’s status as the Conference of Champions. It is also one shy of the Conference’s and NCAA’s single-season mark of 14 set in 1996-97.

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