UK Track & Field’s NCAA Indoor Championships Squads Set
Ky. – Kentucky will send six entries – five
women’s and one men’s – to the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
in Birmingham, Alabama, next week.
Sha’Keela Saunders was UK’s lone double qualifier making it in the long jump and triple jump.
Saunders claimed the NCAA Silver Medal in the long jump last season, and came back to score in the triple jump the next day. She enters the 2016 Championships as the No. 3-seed in the long jump and No. 12 in the triple jump.
Beckie Famurewa, fresh off a Southeastern Conference Championship in the weight throw, qualified in her signature indoor event for the second year running.
Javianne Oliver is the No 10-seed in the 60 meters.
UK’s women’s 4x400m relay of Jasmine Mitchell, Kiah Seymour, Destiny Carter and Ariah Graham, which ran 3:31.50 – the second fastest time in school history during a Bronze Medal Performance at the SEC Championships – will conclude the meet as the No. 6 seed.
Tim Duckworth will make his NCAA Championships debut in the heptathlon to represent the UK men’s team.
The championships will be held March 11-12 at the Birmingham Crossplex.
ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 11 starting at 6:25 p.m. ET and March 12 at 4:55 p.m.. A re-air of the championship will take place on Sunday, March 13 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Wednesday, March 23 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU.
The complete list of participants to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships is available here.
UKTF at NCAA Indoor Championships Schedule
1 p.m. – Hept – Tim Duckworth
7:30 p.m. – Women’s 60m prelims – Javianne Oliver
8:10 p.m. – Women’s LJ – Sha’Keela Saunders
8:20 p.m. – Women’s WT – Beckie Famurewa
1 p.m. – till – Hept – Tim Duckworth
6:55 p.m. – Women’s 60m – If qualified
7 p.m. – Women’s TJ – Sha’Keela Saunders
7:55 p.m. – Women’s 4x400m Relay -- Kentucky
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