NCAA Championship Starts Tonight For North Texas
EUGENE, Ore. (6/9/10) - North Texas track & field begins its quest for the programs first NCAA National Championship athletes when it takes to the track Wednesday afternoon.
The Mean Green advanced two events to this year's national championship, being held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon Wednesday thru Saturday.
Junior Alysha Adams became the first North Texas athlete to advance to the NCAA Championship in multiple events since 1983 (Johnny Walker) when she qualified for both the 100-meter hurdles and the 4 x 100-meter relay.
At the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas, Adams took second in her quarterfinals heat in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.35 seconds.
The hurdles are scheduled to take place Thurs. evening at 7:55 p.m., central time.
Brittani Simmons, Missy Barnes and Brittany Blaylock will join Adams in the women's sprint relay.
The women's 4 x 100 overcame a few bad handoffs to finish fourth in their heat and collect one of the three best times outside of the automatic heat qualifiers by finishing with a time of 44.61 seconds.
In order for both the women's 4 x 100 relay and Adams to advance to the NCAA final in their events, they will have to finish in the top two of their respective heats, or have one of the next two fastest times outside of that.
The 4 x 100-meter relay will kick things off for the Mean Green Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m., central time.