Stepp to compete at USA Track & Field Championships

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Adds to long list of accomplishments this season for the transfer

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 23, 2013) – ETSU junior jumper Tyler Stepp (Dandridge, Tenn.) qualified to compete in the long jump at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships senior meet on Sunday, June 23, at 3:20 p.m. EST at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University.

Action at the Championships is set to begin Thursday and will run through Sunday at Drake Stadium as the very best of track and field athletes at the college and professional levels in will be competing. The top-three finishers in each event that have met the “A” qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships will earn the right to represent the U.S. in the August event in Moscow, Russia.

The recent Second-Team All-America selection qualified for the Championships with his personal best mark of 7.80 meters set at the Sea Ray Relays in April. Stepp currently ranks among the top-20 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with said score in the event.

In addition to being recently named an All-American, the Dandridge native’s accolades this spring include advancement to the final at the NCAA Championship as well as being a First-Team All-Atlantic Sun performer and conference gold medalist.

Check out meet information, events schedules, start lists and live results at USATF.org. Fans can follow along with the action on Universal Sports, NBC Sports Network and NBC. Portions of the meet not covered live on TV can be viewed at USATF.tv. All times are central standard.

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