Brown and Stewart to compete at NCAA Championships

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Kelsey Brown and Natalie Stewart of BYU women’s track and field will represent the Cougars this week at the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. The meet  will be held at Oregon’s Hayward Field and begins Wednesday, June 5, and runs through Saturday, June 8.

"The expectation for nationals is to make the finals, score some points and earn first-team All-America honors," head coach Patrick Shane said. "To do that, both girls will probably have to run personal bests, but I feel like they’re both ready for that."

Brown ran the seventh fastest 800-meter time in the NCAA this season and is coming off a second-team All-America indoor season.

Stewart was ranked 56th nationally in the 400-meter run heading into the NCAA preliminary round, but beat the odds and qualified for the national championships as one of the final 24 competitors.

Athlete Event Schedule
Kelsey Brown 800 meters Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. PT, Semifinal
Natalie Stewart 400 meters Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. PT, Semifinal

Results/Heat Sheets/Quotes

Complete results, heat sheets and quotes will be posted on NCAA.com/trackandfield throughout the competition and at the conclusion of each day of the meet.

Ticket Information

Tickets for all four days of the championships are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased on line at goducks.com/tracktickets, by calling 1-800-WEBFOOT, in person at the Athletic Ticket Office located in the Moshofsky Center or at the Hayward Field ticket windows on the days of the meet.

Broadcast Plans

ESPN3/ESPNU will broadcast the majority of the meet, with supplementary webcasting on Pac-12 Live Stream. The broadcast schedule (all times Pacific):

Day Time TV/Web
Wednesday, June 5 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
Thursday, June 6 11 a.m.-3:50 p.m.  Pac-12 Live Stream
  3:50 p.m.-8 p.m.  ESPN3.com
Friday, June 7 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
  4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. ESPNU/ESPN3.com
Saturday, June 8 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
  2 p.m.-4 p.m. ESPNU/ESPN3.com

Days three and four of competition will be rebroadcast on ESPNU on Sunday, June 9, at 7 a.m. MT and Monday, June 10, at 11 a.m. MT.

Scoring

The top eight places in each event score. The points are assigned as follows: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.