SFA heads to Austin for NCAA West Preliminary meet.
May 22, 2013
The Stephen F. Austin men's and women's track and field teams will be sending 14 athletes to Austin, Texas in search of a berth in the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. SFA's 14 athletes will be competing in 12 different events. The meet is slated to begin Thursday at noon with the men's discus competition, and will run through Saturday. All events will take place at Mike A Myers Stadium.
The 'Jacks will be sending 11 athletes to compete in nine different events, while the Ladyjacks are sending three athletes to compete in three separate events. The Lumberjack qualifiers include Jon Arthur in shot put, Colton Ross and Cameron Meyer in the pole vault, Jamal Peden in the long jump and triple jump, Nick McCloud in the 110-meter hurdles, Cass Brown-Stewart in the 400 meters, Josh Taylor in the 400-meter hurdles and Adam Saloom in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. In addition to their individual events, Brown-Stewart and Taylor will join Shawn Goff and Torin Crowder in the 4x400-meter relay. Freshman Simba Walker-Williams will serve as the alternate on the men's 1,600-meter relay team.
The Ladyjacks will be sending Madison Johnston in the javelin, Brarysheyia Simpson in the 100-meter dash and La'Tricia Griffin in the shot put.
The first event for SFA will begin Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the men's long jump. For complete information on the meet including schedule of events, heat sheets and live results can be found by clicking here.
The Lumberjacks have two athletes who will be looking to repeat their performance from the indoor season. Senior Jon Arthur and junior Colton Ross each advanced to the championship meet, where Ross earned second-team All-America honors. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will begin next month in Eugene, Ore.
Schedule of Events for SFA Athletes
Thursday, May 23
1:30 p.m. Men's Long Jump
5 p.m. Men's 400M Hurdles
6:30 p.m. Women's 100M
7:45 p.m. Men's 400M
Friday, May 24
5:30 p.m. 110M Hurdles
6 p.m. Men's Shot Put
9:30 p.m. Men's 3,000M Steeplechase
Saturday, May 25
1 p.m. Men's Pole Vault
5 p.m. Women's Javelin
6 p.m. Women's Shot Put
Men's Triple Jump
9:45 p.m. Men's 4x400M Relay