March 8, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The NCAA released the participants in the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Monday night a list that featured 11 Seminoles. Leading the way will be Kim Williams who both will enter the two-day meet as the top athletes in their respective events.
Williams, a five-time National Champion, will look for her third straight title in the triple jump after posting the second-best triple jump mark in NCAA history with her leap of 46-8.25 at the ACC Championships. The Kingston, Jamaica, native will also be competing in the long jump where she registered the fifth-longest jump of the year of 21-4.25.
Also competing in the long jump will be Amy Harris who claimed a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships as she posted a mark of 20-10.75 in Blacksburg two weeks ago.
Elsewhere on the women’s side, the duo of Pilar McShine and Amanda Winslow will be competing in the mile run. McShine enters with the fifth-best time in the country this season as she clocked a 4:35.99 at the UW Husky Classic, while Winslow posted a 4:41.08 this past weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
Candyce McGrone will look for her first indoor All-American honors in the 200m dash as she clocked the 16th-fastest time this season. McGrone ran a 23.53 this past weekend at the ISU NCAA Qualifier to upgrade her position.
The men’s 200m will have a very Garnet and Gold feel as three Seminoles will be in the field led by the world’s current fastest time this season set by Charles Clark at the ACC Indoor Championships. Clark posted a 20.67 to claim the ACC title.
Joining Clark will be Maurice Mitchell (10th fastest, 20.87) and Brandon Byram (14th fastest, 20.89) who will look for a similar Seminole sweep as the trio claimed the top three spots at the ACC Championships.
Mitchell will be looking for the sprint double as he is set to run in the 60m dash as well after claiming the fifth-best time this season with a 6.61 last weekend at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier.
In the men’s distance events will be Matt Leeder who posted the 12th-fastest time in the 3000m run this year as he ran a 7:56.40 at the UW Husky Classic.
The men’s squad will look for points from Brian Chibudu who will be competing in the long jump after setting the Canadian indoor record at the ACC Indoor Championships with a jump of 26-3.75.
Joining Chibudu in the field events will be Andrew Bachelor who recorded a top jump of 7-2.5 in the high jump. Bachelor will enter the weekend with the 12th-highest mark of the competitors.
The 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships will get under way at 10 a.m. CT with the multi-events at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas.