Three Tigers Head to NCAA Championships
June 10, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's and women's track and field teams have sent three throwers to the 2008 NCAA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The championships will be held over a course of four days beginning June 11.
For the sixth straight year, the U of M will have at least one Tiger representing them at the national championships. Senior Susan King, junior Sivan Aballi and Sophomore Steffen Nerdal will all be competing in the meet.
King enters the championship with a No. 2 ranking in the women's shot put. Her personal and season best throw of 18.10 meters has ranked her amongst the nations best. This will be her first time competing in the championships.
Aballi will also be competing in the shot put. After earning an at-large bid, Aballi will be competing in the championships for the first time in her career. She has a season best throw of 16.36 meters entering the circle.
Competing on the men's side will be Nerdal. He is making his second-straight appearance at the championships. He has a career best mark of 67.43 meters in the hammer this year and is ranked in the Top 10 going into the meet.
CBS College Sports Network (formerly CSTV) will be airing live coverage of the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 13th from 7-10 p.m. CST. CBS will also broadcast live coverage of the final day of competition from 3-5 p.m. CST.