Destanae Howerton-Davis is one of 10 student-athletes participating in the NCAA Preliminaries.
May 16, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - 10 members of the University of Utah track and field team have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Round on Thursday, May 23-Saturday, May 25. The three days of competition take place at Mike A. Myers Stadium with The University of Texas in Austin serving as host.
"We are excited for the 10 student-athletes who have earned their way into this event," Head Coach Kyle Kepler said. "This group is a mix of experienced veterans and newcomers so that's always good to see. Obviously, some individuals will be expected to move on while others can go out and achieve something special. The beauty of this event that adds another dimension is that you have to go out and perform, you can't rest on what you've done in the past. Our group enjoys the challenge of head-to-head competition and I'm confident they will perform up to their ability."
Amanda Mergaert, who advanced to the NCAA Championships the past two years in the 1500, will once again participate in the event and is seeded eighth. Sophomores Susannah Hurst and Rebekah Winterton will each participate in the 10k, while junior Rosalie Waller and sophomore Alexandria Eisenbeiss will take part in the 800m. Senior Stephanie Jolley will also be running in the 400 hurdles for the Utes.
Qualifying teams and individuals advance to the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, June 5-8.
Utah Schedule of Events (All Times Central)
Thursday, May 23
2 p.m. - Hammer - (Hickey, Stahl)
4:30 p.m. - 400m Hurdles, First Round - (Jolley)
6 p.m. - 1500m, First Round - (Mergaert)
8:10 p.m. - 800m, First Round - (Waller, Eisenbeiss)
9 p.m. - 10k - (Hurst, Winterton)
Friday, May 24
Noon - Discus - (Howerton-Davis)
1 p.m. - Pole Vault - (Rokossa)
7 p.m. - 800m, Quarterfinals - (Waller, Eisenbeiss)
7:30 p.m. - 400m Hurdles, Quarterfinals - (Jolley)
Saturday, May 25
6:30 p.m. - 1500m, Quarterfinal - (Mergaert)