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Posted by Derek Volner on June 9, 2014

ESPN to Showcase the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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ESPN3 and ESPNU Cover the Four-Day Competition

ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from Eugene, Ore. beginning Wednesday, June 11.  The championship spans four days, features 42 championships and a score of elite student-athletes.  ESPN3 will carry the first two days on Wednesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 12, at 6:55 p.m. ET each day. ESPNU will televise the final two days, Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, at 5 p.m.  Sam Gore and Larry Rawson call the action and Jill Montgomery will be the reporter. The entire championship is available on WatchESPN.

The official NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships start lists can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1k9FXWB

In the men’s championship, No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Texas A&M — 2013 co-national champions — will once again compete for the team title. The Aggies bested the Gators in the SEC Men’s Championship, setting up a showdown in Eugene.  However, both teams will be chased by No. 3 Oregon. Individually, Arizona senior Lawi Lalang and Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek will continue their rivalry in the 5,000m, an anticipated showdown. Also, Florida State senior Dentarius Locke looks to capture the 100m crown, defending his current fastest time in the country.

In the women’s championship, No. 1 Texas will be challenged by No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Texas A&M. Oregon senior Phyllis Francis will be a vital component for the Ducks, as she competes in the 400m, 4×1 and 4×4 relay. Individually, Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino competes for final time as a student-athlete as she defends her 5,000m title.

The competing student-athletes are highlighted by 10 past Olympians, including Mohammed Ahmed (Wisconsin), Aaron Brown (USC), Wayne Davis II (Texas A&M), Raymond Higgs (Arkansas), Shalaya Kipp (Colorado), Julie Labonte (Arizona),  Deon Lendore (Texas A&M), Errol Nolan (Houston), Stephen Saenz (Auburn) and Greggmar Swift (Indiana).

NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships Programming Schedule
(June 11 – June 14)

Date Time (ET) Event Network/Online Link
Wed, June 11 6:55 p.m. NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship: Day 1 ESPN3 (http://es.pn/S8EHfs)
Thur, June 12 6:55 p.m. NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship: Day 2 ESPN3 (http://es.pn/S8EHfu)
Fri, June 13 7:30 p.m. NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship: Day 3 ESPNU (http://es.pn/S8EHft)
Sat, June 14 5 p.m. NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship: Day 4 ESPNU (http://es.pn/S8EIQo)

Networks and times are subject to change                                        

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; Derek.Volner@ESPN.com and @DerekVolner