EUGENE, Ore. – Single day tickets for the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 9.
The University of Oregon is hosting the NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field June 11-14. 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 11-12, reserved seats will cost $25, adult general admission is $18 and student and senior general admission is $10. On the last two days, June 13-14, 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, including the men’s 10,000, which could feature three-time NCAA champion (2013 cross country, 2014 indoor 5,000, 3,000 meters) Edward Cheserek of Oregon, defending 10,000 and 5,000 meter national champion Lawi Lalang of Arizona and Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech, who was the 2012 NCAA cross country champion. Other finals on Wednesday are the women’s hammer, long jump and javelin, and the men’s pole vault and shot put, where Texas’ Ryan Crouser is the defending champion.
Thursday will mark the final day of the decathlon, which will likely include Oregon’s Dakotah Keys, as well as finals in the women’s 10,000 meters, which could be the final race for Dartmouth’s seven-time NCAA champion Abbey D’Agostino. She may be paired with long-time Eastern rival Emily Sisson of Providence at the longer distance. Thursday’s other finals will be the men’s hammer and long jump, and the women’s discus.
Friday and Saturday are all finals.
On Friday, Oregon’s Laura Roesler will look to pair her 2014 indoor national crown with an outdoor women’s 800 meter title. Likewise, The Ducks’ Phyllis Francis would like to add an NCAA outdoor title in the 400 meters to go along with her indoor national crown. Friday also could see Oregon’s Jenna Prandini and Jasmine Todd in the final of the women’s 100 meters.
The women’s sprints also figure to set the tone for the team battle, as all the favorites should be represented.
Other finals throughout the day on the track include the men’s 100, 400, 800, 5,000 and 400 hurdles, and the women’s steeplechase and 400 hurdles.
Friday also has the men’s high jump and discus in the field, as well as the women’s pole vault, triple jump and heptathlon.
The drama on Saturday starts early with Oregon’s Mac Fleet hoping to defend his 2013 title in the men’s 1,500 meters, while the feature race of the day could be the men’s 110 meter hurdles where defending champ Wayne Davis of Texas A&M looks to hold off a challenge from Florida’s Eddie Lovett and USC’s Aleec Harris.
The rest of Saturday should be a fitting capper to the weekend, with finals in both relays, as well as the women’s 1,500 meters, 200 meters and shorter hurdles, the men’s steeplechase, the women’s 5,000, the men’s javelin, the men’s triple jump, the women’s high jump and the women’s shot put.
Among the other women’s individual champions looking to repeat in 2014 include national leader Shanieka Thomas of San Diego State in the triple jump, Lorraine Ugen of Texas Christian in the long jump, Anna Jelmini of Arizona State in the discus and Freya Jones of Georgia in the javelin.
Additional returning men’s champions include Anthony Rotich of Texas-El Paso in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, Sam Kendricks of Mississippi in the pole vault, Julian Wruck of UCLA in the discus, Thomas Kruzliak of Virginia Tech in the hammer and Johannes Hock of Texas in the decathlon.
This will be the Championships’ 12th overall appearance at Hayward Field. Chicago, with 13 times hosting in the first half of the last century, and Eugene are the only cities to have hosted at least 12 NCAA Track & Field Championships.
For additional information on the NCAA Championships, visit www.NCAA.com/trackandfield.
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