Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NCAA Division I indoor track & field entries announced...

The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced the participants for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships

Washington State will send high jumpers Trent Arrivey and Holly Parent to this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday & Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

Arrivey, a senior from Woodinville, has been among the leaders in his event this season, hitting an automatic qualifier and personal best of 7-4 1/4 (2.24m) at the Cougar Indoor Invitational in mid-January in Pullman.

Parent, a freshman from Victoria, BC, enters the NCAA championships ranked #13 with a season best of 5-11 1/2 (1.82m), set at the Husky Classic in Seattle on February 13th.

Eastern Washington sends senior Nicole Luckenbach, the Big Sky champion in the 20-pound weight throw to Fayetteville.

At the Big Sky,Luckenbach had a career-best mark of 65-9 (20.04m) to win the weight throw and set a new meet record. She broke the mark of 62-6 set by Northern Arizona's Anna Soderburg in 1996. Luckenbach's mark also broke her own school record that she set earlier this season.

The Huskies will be sending juniors Scott Roth and Colton Tully-Doyle on the men's side, and senior Katie Follett and sophomore Mel Lawrence on the women's side.

Roth is the No. 1-ranked vaulter in the NCAA and has the top clearance by an American this year at 18-9 ¼ (5.72m). Roth will be trying to dethrone defending NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Jason Colwick of Rice who has the second-best mark.

Tully-Doyle has been the biggest surprise for UW this track season, running a school-record 13:48.86 in the 5,000-meters two weeks ago at the MPSF Championships to go with a 7:56.68 time in the 3000 that ranks second in school history. Tully-Doyle finds himself ranked eighth in the 5000 going to his first nationals.

Follett goes to her third and final NCAA Indoor Championships, and is ranked second nationally in the mile run with her school-record time of 4:34.98. Last year she placed fifth in the 3,000-meters and also ran on the distance medley relay.

Lawrence was the final addition to the NCAA field for UW, as she hit the AQ at the UW Final Qualifier Saturday, running 9:08.74 for 3,000-meters, a time that ranks her fifth among 3000m competitors in Fayetteville. Lawrence was 12th at 3,000-meters a year ago.

Former Nathan Hale HS standout Abdi Hassan, a sophomore at the University of Arizona, is entered in the mile, where he is ranked fifth entering the national championships, with a mark of 3:58.50.

Stanford's Jake Riley, a junior out of Bellingham, is entered in the men's 5000, where he's ranked #15 with a time of 13:52.87.

Former Eastern Washington University standout Mattie Bridgmon, who is a fifth year senior at Oregon, is entered in the women's 5000, where she's ranked #10 with a time of 16:02.48.

ESPN360.com will stream portions of the championships live beginning at 8 p.m. Central time, Friday, March 12, and 6:10 p.m. Central time, Saturday, March 13.

The complete list of men's entrants are listed here
, and the complete women's entries are listed here.

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