Mustangs To Compete In Nine Events In NCAA Preliminaries Starting Thursday
May 21, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (SMU) - Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Conference USA Championships, the SMU Mustangs will have representatives in nine events at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Round on Thursday, May 23-Saturday, May 25. The three-day event is hosted by Texas and will take place at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
In all, 12 Mustangs will compete for an opportunity to participate in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon on June 5-8, 2013.
Stephanie Kalu is seeded 13th in the 100-meter dash and will look to be one of 24 runners to advance. Senior Mary Alenbratt is the 16th seed in the 1,500-meter run and will also aim to be in the top 24. Freshman Karoline Skatteboe is seeded 26th in the 10,000-meter run and needs to place 12th or better to advance. Kalu will be joined by Isis Wilson, Craishia Washington and Rachel Scruggs in the 4x100-meter relay. They are seeded 10th and need to finish 12th or better to get to the NCAAs.
Lisa Egarter is seeded 38th in the high jump and needs to place in the top 12.
Four Mustangs will compete in throwing events, with all competitors needing to finish in the top 16 in their event to advance. Helena Perez, the C-USA outdoor shot put champion, will compete in the same event as the 13th seed. Elizabeth Murphy, who won the C-USA title in the hammer throw, is seeded 14th. Rayann Chin is seeded 23rd in discus, while>Lucija Cvitanovic, the C-USA champion in javelin, is seeded 12th.
Live results for all three days are available here.