Bulldog Track & Field Gears Up For NCAA Indoor Championships
March 8, 2012
BOISE, Idaho --- Nine Georgia track and field team members traveled across the country to southwestern Idaho on Wednesday as they prepare for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Bulldog men enter the meet ranked 17th nationally while the Lady Bulldogs are holding down the 22nd spot. Below are the details on this weekend's meet:
WHAT: 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships
WHERE: Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center - Nampa, Idaho
WHEN: Friday, March 9 starting with the heptathlon's 60-meter dash at 12 p.m. ET through the women's 4x400 relay scheduled for 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 10
Georgia's Schedule At NCAAs
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 (times in ET)
Name Event Time
Senior Cory Holman Hep. 60m 12 p.m.
Hep. Long jump (30 minutes after 60m)
Hep. Shot put (30 minutes after long jump)
Hep. High jump (30 minutes after shot put)
Senior Torrin Lawrence 400m prelims 8 p.m.
Senior Aaron Evans 800m prelims 9 p.m.
Junior Saniel Atkinson jump 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Holman Hep. 60m hurdles 12:30 p.m.
Hep. Pole vault (30 minutes after 60mH)
Hep. 1000m (30 minutes after pole vault)
Freshman Morgann Leleux Pole vault 7 p.m.
Senior Colleen Felix Triple jump 8:30 p.m.
Lawrence 400m finals 8:55 p.m.
Evans 800m finals 9:35 p.m.
Men's 4x400m relay finals 10:25 p.m.
HOW TO WATCH: ESPN3 will stream the NCAA Championships live on March 9 from 7:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10 from 8:00 p.m.-11:15 p.m. NCAA.com and broncosports.com will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (12:30-8 p.m.).
A tape delay of the NCAA Championships will air Sunday, March 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
LATEST NEWS: A pair of Bulldogs were honored this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for being the top performers in their individual categories in the South Region. Torrin Lawrence was named the USTFCCCA South Region Men's Track Athlete of the Year for the third time in four years while Bulldog men's sprints coach Jon Stuart was named the region's Men's Assistant Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.
Lawrence was also recently named to The Bowerman Award watch list. The Bowerman Award is the highest track and field honor given to one male and one female at the conclusion of the collegiate season.
FLASHBACK TO 2011 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Bulldog men tied for 26th (8 pts.) at last year's national indoor meet after Torrin Lawrence earned runner-up honors in the 400. Lawrence clocked a 45.96 for second place after winning the NCAA indoor 400 title in 2010. Aaron Evans joined Lawrence in College Station, Texas, and left with a Second Team All-America certificate after taking 14th in the 800.
The Lady Bulldogs had four team members compete at the national indoor meet, including two of this season's qualifiers in Colleen Felix and Saniel Atkinson, but failed to score a point. Felix topped her teammates with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump (42 feet) while pentathlete Lucie Ondraschkova, who was injured early in the 2012 campaign, was 14th (3,906 pts.). Latroya Darrell, who competed her Georgia career last weekend, came away with a 15th-place finish in the triple jump as Atkinson was 16th in the high jump.
BEST EVER AT NCAA INDOORS: The Lady Bulldogs' top finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships was in 1996 when they took second with 34 points. Four-time Olympian Debbie Ferguson captured the 200 national crown to lead Georgia at the meet. More recently, the Lady Bulldogs had two back-to-back top-five finishes during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
The Georgia men finished sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in back-to-back years (1994-95) under former head coach John Mitchell. Hrvoje Verzi highlighted the 1995 by winning the Bulldogs' only NCAA triple jump championship.
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