BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University track and field squad looks for indoor season-ending success at the 2018 Conference USA Indoor Championship in Birmingham this Saturday and Sunday.
The 18-woman contingency descends upon the Birmingham CrossPlex for Saturday preliminaries in the hopes to qualify for Sunday finals. Live results will be available throughout the meet (http://www.flashresultstexas.com/2018/cusaindoor18/), and C-USA will have video streams on each day (Saturday - http://conferenceusa.com/watch/?Live=4395; Sunday - http://conferenceusa.com/watch/default.aspx?Live=4396). ESPN3 will also have coverage starting at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday.
"We're excited to compete at the C-USA Indoor Championship this weekend," said Head Coach Alex Smolka. "The championships will be the culmination of our indoor season, and this weekend will hopefully bring the fruits of our hard labor over the last six months. We told the team that regardless of everyone's individual ranking in their event currently, it's all about execution during championship weekend. Everything is earned, not given, and their individual as well as team success is in their control."
Here is who will compete for the Owls by event and approximate start time. All of the following take place on Saturday, with the exception of the last four, as noted below:
- Pentathlon (beginning at 10:15 a.m.): Frida Thorsås
- Mile (5 p.m.): Bethany Hardcastle, Mikaela Jonsson
- 60 meter hurdles (5:35): Crystal McDougle, Alessa Sandusky, Cassidy Smith
- 60 meters (6:15): Roshelle Francois, Ana Holland, McDougle
- 400 meters (6:50): Sherline Valentin, Anne-Catherine Wasser
- 800 meters (7:30): Carydaliz Fontanez, Erica Lersch
- 200 meters (8:00): Francois, Holland, Wasser
- 5,000 meters (8:30): Morgan Graff, Christina Schultz
- Distance medley relay team (9:20)
- High jump (Sunday at noon): Chloe' Jenkins
- Triple jump (Sunday at 3 p.m.): Jenkins, Esther Mitchell
- 3,000 meters (Sunday at 3:50): Sophia Clark, Megan Giovanniello, Graff, Hardcastle, Jonsson, Lersch, Schultz
- 4x400 meter relay team (Sunday at 4:40)
The C-USA Championship wraps up the indoor slate, but outdoor season commences soon enough, on March 16 in Coral Gables at the UM Hurricane Invitational.