Two Lady Tigers Head for NCAA Championships
March 13, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's track team will be sending two of their elite to the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend, held at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas, from March 14-15.
Abrahamsen, who is coming off a stellar Conference USA Indoor Championship performance where she won the pentathlon, placed second in the high jump and fourth in the shot put. She was named C-USA Freshman of the Year and C-USA High Point Scorer of the Meet. She qualified for the NCAA's with a provisional point total of 4,004 in the pentathlon and is ranked 15th going into the event. The pentathlon will start at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15.
Susan King will be competing in the women's shot put at the NCAA's. Her mark of 17.13 meters sits her in the No. 5 spot entering this weekend's competition. King's indoor season has been her best in her tenure at Memphis as she has the school record in the indoor shot put, won the C-USA Indoor Shot Put Championship, placed second in the weight throw and has topped it off by qualifying for the NCAA Championships. King will enter the shot put circle on Saturday, March 15, when her event is set to kick-off at 4:30 p.m., with the semis being followed by the finals.
This is the third time in the past four years that the University of Memphis women's track and field team has had at least one athlete qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships.