FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will have 10 student-athletes competing in five events at the NCAA Championships, March 13-14, it was announced by the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee on Monday.
The Razorbacks recorded three automatic qualifiers during the regular season. Junior All-American Katie Stripling ranks second nationally in the pole vault with her clearance of 14-3.25. Sophomore Catherine White’s 5,000-meter time of 16:07.50, clocked at Friday’s Arkansas Last Chance, ranks her 11th on the NCAA list. Freshman pole vaulter Tina Sutej sits at No. 10 on the list with her height of 13-9.25.
Arkansas picked up additional qualifiers in sophomore Shelise Williams in the 400 meters (53.52, 11th), senior All-American Denise Bargiachi in the 5,000 meters (16:15.65, 15th), sophomore Tara Diebold in the pole vault (13-8.25, 15th), senior Peter-Gaye Beckford in the long jump (20-9.25, 13th) and the 4×400-meter relay (3:35.28, fourth).
Competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships, at Texas A&M in College Station, will begin Fri., March 13. For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or AggieAthletics.com.
Catherine White, 5,000 Meters
Katie Stripling, Pole Vault
Tina Sutej, Pole Vault
Shelise Williams, 400 Meters
Denise Bargiachi, 5,000 Meters
Tara Diebold, Pole Vault
Peter-Gaye Beckford, Long Jump