Mackie, Bleazard and Anderson to compete at NCAA Championships

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Three members of the BYU women’s track and field team will represent the Cougars this week at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake University will host the Championships at Jim Duncan Track at Drake Stadium.

Action at the Championships begins on Wednesday, June 6, and runs through Saturday, June 9. Visit www.godrakebulldogs.com for results and to watch the championships live online. NCAA.com will stream Wednesday’s action and ESPN3.com will pick up coverage for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ESPNU will televise Saturday’s action from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT.

Senior Lacey Bleazard and junior Nachelle Mackie will compete in the 800 meters, an event the two have dominated on the indoor track the last four years. Bleazard won the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor National Championships in 2009 and 2011 and took second in 2010. Mackie claimed the indoor National Championship this season.

Mackie is currently No. 1 in the nation in the outdoor 800 meters, owning the two best times recorded in the NCAA this season. At the 54th annual Mt. SAC Relays she ran in the Olympic Development Elite heat and took second with a time of 2:01.11. She also clocked a 2:02.49 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

Bleazard is ranked 40th in the 800 meters and will look to add to her outdoor resume this week. She is a two-time All-American in the event having earned first-team honors in 2009 and second-team honors in 2011.

Junior Allyson Anderson will compete in the javelin trials/final on Wednesday at 2:40 p.m. CT. She is ranked No. 12 in the country with a season-best throw that measured 167-11 (51.19 meters).

NCAA Championship Central

Schedule of Events

Athlete Event Schedule
Allyson Anderson Javelin Wednesday, 2:40 p.m. CT, Trials/Final
Nachelle Mackie 800 meters Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. CT, Semifinal
Lacey Bleazard 800 meters Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. CT, Semifinal