Friday, May 24, 2013

Delay in Texas Until At Least 7p.m.

Looking like Texas is going to deliver very few events on this day, if at all.

Weather Delay in Texas

We have a weather delay in Austin, which is what happens when you schedule a track meet in Texas instead of Boise.  They're held up until at least 6 p.m. Central Time.  Since they were supposed to start this morning, I don't see how they can get today's events in without spilling over until tomorrow or perhaps even Sunday.

Sunny and nice in Boise--they should have had the foresight to schedule the NCAA Western Regional in Idaho's capital instead of Texas's.

Bates Qualifies For National Championships

Sophomore Emma Bates finished strong to earn a Top 12 finish in the 10,000 meters yesterday at the NCAA Western Regional Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas and qualify for the NCAA National Championships in two weeks.

Bates finished in 35:01.18 and will be making her third appearance at Nationals.  The talented Bronco distance runner has already earned two All-America honors in the 5,000 in her short career thus far, and will try to qualify once again for Nationals in that event Saturday.

Jordan Andrade won his heat in the 400 meter hurdles and was sixth overall with a time of 51.18.  Andrade will race in the semi finals tonight.  Brett Scheve was fifth in that same heat with a lifetime best of 52.22, just good enough to qualify for the 24th and final spot in the quarterfinals.

Daveon Collins also advanced with a second-place finish in his heat of the 100 meters with a time of 10.38.  Collins finished 11th overall and will race in the quarterfinals tonight.

Mackenzie Flannigan was fifth in her 100 meter heat and finished 36th with a time of 11.81.

Rici Morrill was 6th in her heat of the women's 1,500 and was 31st overall with a time of 4:29.55.  Drew O'donoghue-McDonald was 11th in his heat and 39th overall in the men's 1,500 with a time of 3:56.11.

Earlier, Alyssa Osai was 39th in the hammer and senior Heather Pilcher was 45th in the long jump.

Action continues today in Austin with several Broncos competing.  Check out the schedule posted earlier in the week on Blue Through and Through.