EUGENE, Ore. – Single day tickets for the 2013 NCAA Track & Field Championships will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3.
The University of Oregon is hosting the NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field June 5-8. Tickets will be available on line at www.NCAA.com/trackandfield, on the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT or in person at the ticket office located in the Moshofsky Center.
NCAA tickets will also be sold at the Twilight Meet on Friday night.
Prices will vary for single day tickets. On June 5-6, reserved seats will cost $23, adult general admission is $18 and student and senior general admission is $10. On the last two days, June 7-8, reserved seats are $35, adult general admission is $25 and student and senior general admission is $15. Additional fees may apply.
Wednesday will have six finals, potentially including Oregon’s Jordan Hasay in the women’s 10,000 meters. Other finals on Wednesday are the women’s hammer, long jump and javelin, and men’s pole vault and shot put.
Thursday will mark the final day of the decathlon, which will likely include Oregon’s Dakotah Keys, as well as finals in the men’s 10,000 meters, hammer and long jump, and the women’s discus.
Friday and Saturday are all finals.
On Friday, Hasay could run her last race as a collegian in the final of the women’s 5,000 meters. The women’s 100 final, where Oregon’s English Gardner is the defending champion, will be another event to watch closely. The men’s 800 is another banner race, where the Ducks’ Elijah Greer will look to add to his 2013 NCAA indoor national title at that distance. Other finals throughout the day include the men’s 100, 400, 400 hurdles and steeplechase, and the women’s 400, 800 and 400 hurdles on the track.
Friday also has the marquis field event of the Championships in the men’s high jump, which could be the final collegiate dual between Erik Kynard of Kansas State, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist, and Indiana’s Derek Drouin, who took home the bronze in London. Additional field events on Friday are the men’s discus and the women’s pole vault, triple jump and heptathlon.
The finale on Saturday should be fitting capper to the weekend, with finals in both relays, as well as the men’s and women’s 1,500 meters, 200 meters and shorter hurdle races, the women’s steeplechase, the men’s 5,000, the men’s javelin, the men’s triple jump, the women’s high jump, featuring defending champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Brigetta Barrett of Arizona, and the women’s shot put.
Other Individual champions looking to repeat in 2013 include Bowerman Trophy winner Kimberlyn Duncan of Louisiana State (women’s 200 meters), Ashley Spencer of Illinois (women’s 400), Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth (women’s 5,000), Shalaya Kipp of Colorado (steeplechase) and Tia Brooks of Oklahoma (shot put). The steeple could also feature 2011 NCAA winner and 2012 Olympian Emma Coburn of Colorado.
For the men, returning champions include Andrew Bayer of Indiana (1,500), Jack Whitt of Oral Roberts (pole vault), Omar Craddock of Florida (triple jump), Jordan Clarke of Arizona State (shot put), Chad Wright of Nebraska (discus) and Tim Glover of Illinois State (javelin).
This will be the Championships’ first appearance in Eugene since 2010, and will be the 11th time overall that Hayward Field has hosted the NCAA meet. Chicago, with 13 times hosting in the first half of the last century, and Eugene are the only cities to have hosted at least 10 NCAA Track & Field Championships.
For additional information on the NCAA Championships, visit www.NCAA.com/trackandfield.
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