Memphis Sends Three Tigers to NCAA Championships
June 3, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's and women's track and field teams will be sending three of its top competitors to the 2008 NCAA Track and Field Championships, that will be hosted by Drake University, June 11-14.
Aballi received an at-large bid into the national championships after finishing ninth in the women's shot put at regionals. She has a season best mark of 16.36 meters.
King won the 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional crown in the women's shot put with a mark of 17.60 meters. She has a season best distance of 18.10 meters, which she has achieved twice this year.
Nerdal took fourth at regionals in the hammer throw with a mark of 66.59 meters. He will be making his second-straight appearance at the championships in the hammer.
This is the first time since 1984, that Memphis will be sending three or more athletes to the national championships.