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Men?s track set for NCAA Regional meet

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Men?s track set for NCAA Regional meet

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 6 Arkansas Razorback men’s track and field will compete at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships at the University of Louisville. Events will be contested Friday-Saturday, May 29-30, at Cardinal Park.

Live results can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. A complete meet recap will be available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com shortly after the final event each day of competition.

Also competing in Louisville will be Alabama, No. 10 Auburn, Illinois, Indiana, No. 20 Kentucky, No. 8 LSU, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, No. 23 Mississippi State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

Arkansas will be represented by 15 student-athletes in nine individual events plus the 4×100-meter relay. Tarik Batchelor (long and triple jumps), Marek Niit (200 meters and 4×100-meter relay), J-Mee Samuels (100 meters, 200 meters, 4×100-meter relay) and Mychael Stewart (long jump, 4×100-meter relay) will be competing in multiple events this weekend.

While Louisville hosts the Mideast Championships, North Carolina A&T State is hosting the East Championships, Oklahoma the Midwest Championships and Oregon the West Championships.

A top five finish in any individual event and a top three finish in a relay automatically qualifies for the NCAA Championships, in Fayetteville next month. To be considered for an at-large bid, an individual athlete must finish sixth through 12th and relays must finish fourth through eighth.

For more information and a competition schedule, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or http://www.uoflsports.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/lou-08-outdoor-trackandfield-regional.html.

Download: 5.30.09 NCAA ME reg.pdf



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