ASU T&F sending four to NCAA Indoor ChampionshipsPosted: Updated:
The Arizona State University track and field teams will send four competitors to this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Friday and Saturday, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Redshirt senior Ryan Milus and freshman Tatum Benard-Taylor will represent the men's program while redshirt senior Anna Jelmini and junior Shelby Houlihan will represent the women.
Live results will be available through the NCAA, while ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 14, beginning at 4:55 p.m. PT and 4:50 p.m. PT on March 15. A tape delay of the championship will air on Saturday, March 22 at 3:30 PT on ESPNU.
MEET DETAILS-2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
On the men's side, Ryan Milus and Tatum Benard-Taylor will compete in the 60m dash, while Anna Jelmini is set for the shot put, and Shelby Houlihan will compete in both the mile and the 3,000m.
Milus' career-best tying mark of 6.60 from the Lumberjack Team Challenge on Jan. 17 placed him at No. 9 in the descending order list, while Benard-Taylor's 6.63 from the NAU Invite on Jan. 24 placed him at No. 15.
For Jelmini, her shot put mark of 16.92m from the MPSF meet places her at No. 13 on the indoor list, and Houlihan's 3000m time of 9:05.86 is good for No. 11 in the nation. Houlihan's mile time of 4:37.52 was at No. 21, but due to medical scratches, she qualified to compete in the event.
Jelmini and Houlihan are the only two repeat qualifiers from last season, as the former placed fifth in the shot and Houlihan took 12th in the 800m run when the Sun Devils made the trek to Fayetteville, Ark. Milus competed in the 60m dash preliminaries in 2012.
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