The Georgia track & field teams traveled to College Station, TX on Wednesday to prepare for this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Competition for the No. 3 Lady Bulldogs and the No. 4 Bulldog men will begin today and conclude on Saturday.
Individuals and relays ranked in the top 16 in their respective events from across the country will convene at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Stadium. Georgia traveled 14 team members who are qualified in 16 spots in a total of 10 events.
Who Traveled for UGA?:
For the Lady Bulldogs, seniors Kendell Williams (pentathlon, long jump), Tatiana Gusin (high jump) and Shelby Ashe (weight throw), juniors Mady Fagan (high jump) and Keturah Orji (triple jump, long jump), sophomore Kate Hall (long jump) and freshman Louisa Grauvogel (pentathlon) are in pursuit of the team’s fifth consecutive top-10 national indoor finish.
On the men’s side, seniors Devon Williams (heptathlon) and Alex Poursanidis (weight throw), junior Karl Saluri (heptathlon), sophomores Kendal Williams (60-meter dash), Keenon Laine (high jump) and Denzel Comenentia (shot put) and freshman Darius Carbin (high jump) will be seeking their first top-10 indoor finish since 1995.
When Do the Championships Begin?:
Devon Williams and Saluri will start the NCAA Championships for Georgia in the heptathlon at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. The heptathletes will complete four (60m, long jump, shot put, high jump) of seven events on Friday and wrap up the final three (60m hurdles, pole vault, 1000m) on Saturday. Kendell Williams and Grauvogel will begin their pentathlon at 1:15 p.m. that same day and finish all five events (60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, 800m) on Friday.
The open events will start at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. Gusin and Fagan high jump at 8 p.m. on the first day while Kendal Williams, who is Georgia’s only competitor on the track, runs in the 60m semifinals at 8:10 p.m.
CLICK HERE for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships meet schedule.
ESPN’s NCAA Championships Coverage:
The NCAA Championships will air live on ESPN3 on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a tape delay special on Sunday on ESPN2. The broadcast talent includes Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (analyst) and Larra Overton and John Anderson (field reporters).
ESPN3 Live Coverage:
Friday, March 10 (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 11 (5 p.m.)
ESPN2 Tape Delay Special:
Sunday, March 12 (7 p.m.)
CLICK HERE for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships meet notes.