AUSTIN, Texas (6/4/19) – Three athletes from the Arkansas State University track and field program will represent the Red Wolves this week at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
For the fifth-consecutive year, the meet will be split into men’s and women’s competition days. The men will compete on Wednesday (June 5) and Friday (June 7) while the women will compete on Thursday (June 6) and Saturday (June 8).
The 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN3. A complete list of streams can be found at https://www.ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-outdoor/d1/broadcast-info. Live results can be viewed at https://dt8v5llb2dwhs.cloudfront.net/NCAA/index.htm.
Senior pole vaulter Michael Carr will be the first to compete for A-State as he will jump 21st among the 24 entrants. The event gets underway at 4:30 p.m. (CT) with coverage of the pole vault available on ESPN3. Carr punched his ticket to Austin by clearing 5.36m (17-7) at the NCAA West Region preliminary.
Sophomore long jumper Carter Shell returns to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in long jump. Shell will lead off the first of two flights that begin at 6:00 p.m. (CT) airing live on ESPN3. Shell advanced to Austin by way of a leap of 7.56m (24-9.75) which was ninth among the 12 qualifiers from the NCAA West Region Preliminary.
Senior sprinter Caitland Smith is among 10 athletes to compete in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. Smith hits the track for the 100-meter dash at 8:16 p.m. (CT) and the 200-meter dash at 9:14 p.m. (CT). Smith will run in lane four of the first heat in the 100-meter dash while running in lane three of the second heat in the 200-meter dash. If Smith advances to the final, those races would be on Saturday at 6:22 p.m. (100m) and 7:07 p.m. (200m). Smith clocked a time of 11.22 seconds to finish fifth among 12 qualifiers in the 100-meter dash while setting a school record of 22.75 seconds ranked her fifth in the 200-meter dash.
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NCAA Outdoor Championships
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