EUGENE, Ore. (June 7, 2017) – For the first time since 2009, the East Tennessee State women’s track and field program will be represented at the NCAA Championships as senior Katrina Seymour (New Providence, Bahamas) readies for the semifinals of the 400 meter hurdles.
Seymour is set to run in her semifinal heat on Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (PT), which is 9:30 p.m. eastern time. It will be streamed live on ESPN2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
“It’s great to once again have representation at the NCAA Championships,” said director of track & field/cross country George Watts. “Katrina is deserving of this opportunity and we hope her leg holds up to allow her to perform at a high level.”
“She’s drawn a very competitive semifinal heat and will need to be at her best on Thursday,” said Watts. “Katrina has had a fantastic year and this is a great way to finish off her career at ETSU.”
The New Providence, Bahamas native heads to Eugene after automatically qualifying in the quarterfinal heat at the NCAA East Prelims. Seymour ran a time of 56.32 that set a new ETSU record and broke a Bahamian national record.
Seymour is the first ETSU female track and field athlete to compete at the NCAA Championships since Heidi Dahl back in 2009. It’s the second straight year ETSU has been represented at the national championships with Michael Williams qualifying in the 400mH a year ago.
The 400mH will consist of three heats with the top two finishers of each heat along with the two next fastest times advancing to the final on Saturday, June 10 at approximately 4:57 p.m. (PT).
The NCAA Championships are being held at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Since 2010, the venue has hosted the NCAA Outdoor Championships five times and 15 times overall.
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