FAYETTEVILLE – With the collegiate season over, the University of Arkansas women’s track and field team will be represented this week at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. All told, 14 Razorbacks-past, present and new-have declared their entries and are scheduled to compete for a spot on Team USA. The national meet will be held June 23-26 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Arkansas will have eight members of its 2011 team at the USA Track and Field Championships, including two in the junior competition. Shelise Williams, Regina George and Whitney Jones are entered in the 400 meters while Stephanie Brown will run the 800 meters, Kristen Gillespie in the 1,500 meters and Brittany Hyter in the 400-meter hurdles.
The junior events will also be held in Eugene this week. Grace Heymsfield and Danielle Nowell are set to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and pole vault, respectively. The Razorbacks will have two entries in the junior pole vault with the presence of 2011-12 signee Ariel Voskamp.
The field of competition is also scheduled to include former Arkansas standouts LaShaunte’a Moore (100m, 200m), Jessica Cousins (400m), Christin Wurth-Thomas (800m, 1,500m), Amy Yoder Begley (5,000m, 10,000m) and April Steiner Bennett (pole vault).
The 2011 USA Track and Field Championships begin Thursday. Follow the action that will be televised Friday at 10 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2, Saturday at 2 p.m. on Universal Sports and 4 p.m. on NBC and Sunday at 2 p.m. on Universal Sports and 4 p.m. on NBC. Log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com for continued coverage and more information.
USA Track and Field Championships – Declared EntriesShelise Williams – 400mRegina George – 400mWhitney Jones – 400mStephanie Brown – 800mKristen Gillespie – 1,500mBrittany Hyter – 400mH
JuniorsGrace Heymsfield – 3K steeplechaseDanielle Nowell – pole vaultAriel Voskamp – pole vault (signee)
Former RazorbacksLaShaunte’a Moore – 100m, 200mJessica Cousins – 400mChristin Wurth-Thomas – 800m, 1,500mAmy Yoder Begley – 5,000m, 10,000mApril Steiner Bennett – pole vault