BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Emma Bates will compete in her first NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, slated for March 8-9, 2013, at the Tyson Indoor Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Bates earned a qualifying spot in the 5000-meters this past weekend, when she won the UW Final Qualifier in a school record time of 15:50.78. In her first 5000-meter race of the season, she jumped to No. 7 in the country, guaranteeing her a qualifying spot (top-16 qualify) for the national championship.
The junior will compete in her first indoor championship, but second career NCAA Championship after placing 12th in 5000-meters at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships where she garnered second-team All-America honors.
Bates will run in a field of 16 competitors on Friday, March 8 at 6:55 p.m. MST. Start lists will be released on Wednesday, March 6 at: http://www.ustfccca.org/weekly-results/national-championships-central-indoor-track-field#d1
Below are links to follow live results and live video of the competition.
► MEET DECLARATIONS, START LISTS, AND MORE - A full list of meet declarations, results, start lists and more can be found at: http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/d1indoor13/
► CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS - Tickets for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 8-9, 2013 are available online and at the door. General Admission is $30.00 and Reserved seating is $40.00. Tickets can be purchased online here.
► CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL - The 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will have a centralized location on NCAA.com for all results, ticket information, meet information and more. Visit: http://www.ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-indoor-men/d1 for more information. A USTFCCCA meet central can be found at: http://www.ustfccca.org/weekly-results/national-championships-central-indoor-track-field#d1
► MEET SCHEDULE - The heptathlon kicks off both days, starting at 9 a.m. MST on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Open field events begin at 11 a.m. MST on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday, while running events begin at 4:30 p.m. MST on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Friday's meet is slated through 8 p.m., while Saturday is scheduled through 7:20 p.m. A full schedule can be viewed at: http://i.turner.ncaa.com/dr/ncaa/ncaa/release/sites/default/files/files/IndoorTrackFieldSchedule%202013.pdf
► LIVE RESULTS - Live results can be followed at: http://www.flashresults.com/
► LIVE STREAMING - Live streaming of the meet will be available in the morning sessions on ArkansasRazorbacks.com and in the evenings on ESPN3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. MST on Friday, March 8 and at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Both days will air through the end of the meet.
► TV COVERAGE - A tape-delayed broadcast of the meet will be shown on ESPNU, Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m. MT.