NCAA Championships next for women?s track

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 11 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field will compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium at the McFerrin Athletic Center this weekend. The event will be held Fri.-Sat., March 13-14, 2009.

Live results can be found at, and A complete meet recap will be available at shortly after the final event on each day of competition. will stream the event LIVE, both days. To access ESPN360, visit Click on the FAQs link for software and system requirements, etc. Anyone with an .edu e-mail address is able to obtain access to ESPN360 for free. ESPN2 will air a 90-minute show on Monday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. CST.

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 the 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).

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Download: 3.13.09 W NCAAs.pdf