Memphis Gets Ready for NCAA Mideast Regionals
May 29, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's and women's track and field teams will be sending 10 athletes to the 2008 NCAA Mideast Regionals this weekend, hosted by the University of Arkansas.
The meet will run from May 30 - May 31. The first event of the day will be the women's hammer at 11 a.m. The Tigers will be competing in the women's hammer, men's shot put, men's javelin, women's discus and 110 meter hurdles on day one. The top five individuals in each event will advance to the national championships.
Susan King is scheduled to compete in three events over the weekend. The senior thrower is currently ranked No. 1 in the Mideast region in the shot put with a mark of 18.10 meters.
Steffen Nerdal is making his second appearance at the regional meet as he finished fourth in the hammer at last years' regional's to advance to the national championship.
Freshman jumper Aaron Whetstone has the second-best jump in the triple entering the weekend, with a mark of 16.26 meters.