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Posted: March 10, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: NCAA Track Lists Announced - 13 Hogs Headed to NCAAs

NCAA Track Lists Announced

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will have 10 student-athletes competing in five events at the NCAA Championships, March 13-14, it was announced by the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee on Monday.

The Razorbacks recorded three automatic qualifiers during the regular season. Junior All-American Katie Stripling ranks second nationally in the pole vault with her clearance of 14-3.25. Sophomore Catherine White’s 5,000-meter time of 16:07.50, clocked at Friday’s Arkansas Last Chance, ranks her 11th on the NCAA list. Freshman pole vaulter Tina Sutej sits at No. 10 on the list with her height of 13-9.25.

Arkansas picked up additional qualifiers in sophomore Shelise Williams in the 400 meters (53.52, 11th), senior All-American Denise Bargiachi in the 5,000 meters (16:15.65, 15th), sophomore Tara Diebold in the pole vault (13-8.25, 15th), senior Peter-Gaye Beckford in the long jump (20-9.25, 13th) and the 4x400-meter relay (3:35.28, fourth).

Auto Qualifiers
Catherine White, 5,000 Meters
Katie Stripling, Pole Vault
Tina Sutej, Pole Vault

Provisional Qualifiers
Shelise Williams, 400 Meters
Denise Bargiachi, 5,000 Meters
4x400-Meter Relay
Tara Diebold, Pole Vault
Peter-Gaye Beckford, Long Jump

13 Hogs Headed to NCAAs

Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will have 13 student-athletes competing in nine events at the NCAA Championships, March 13-14, it was announced by the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee on Monday.

The Razorbacks recorded eight automatic qualifiers during the regular season. Among the accepted entries, J-Mee Samuels ranks 13th in the 60 meters, Dorian Ulrey is second in the mile and third in the 3,000 meters, Shawn Forrest is fourth in the 3,000 meters and fourth in the 5,000 meters and the distance medley relay has the nation’s top time.

In the field events, Nkosinza Balumbu is sixth in the triple jump and Alain Bailey is fifth in the long jump.

Arkansas picked up additional qualifiers in Marek Niit in the 200 meters (20.90, eighth), Chris Bilbrew in the 800 meters (1:48.40, eighth), Duncan Phillips in the mile (4:00.02, 13th) and Tarik Batchelor in the long jump (25-6, 15th) and the triple jump (52-6.5, 14th).

Auto Qualifiers
J-Mee Samuels, 60 Meters
Dorian Ulrey, Mile, 3,000 Meters
Shawn Forrest, 3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters
Distance Medley Relay
Alain Bailey, Long Jump
Nkosinza Balumbu, Triple Jump

Provisional Qualifiers
Marek Niit, 200 Meters
Chris Bilbrew, 800 Meters
Duncan Phillips, Mile
Tarik Batchelor, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships, at Texas A&M in College Station, will begin Fri., March 13. For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or AggieAthletics.com


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