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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The track & field teams are headed to Eugene, Oregon, for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships this week. The meet, which wraps up the 2016-17 athletic year for Purdue, runs Wednesday through Saturday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
The Boilermakers have 10 entries at the meet, including eight for the 14th-ranked women’s team. The men compete on Wednesday and Friday, while the women’s action is Thursday and Saturday. All four days of competition will be broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks, mostly on ESPN and ESPN2. See the bottom of the page for where each event will be televised.
Justin Veteto gets things started with the men’s 110-meter high hurdles at 8:32 p.m. ET. The junior qualified by running a lifetime best in the event at the NCAA East Prelims with a time of 13.85 seconds, which ranks seventh in school history. To advance to Friday’s finals in the event, Veteto will have to be one of the top two finishers in his heat, or be one of the two fastest among those who do not finish top two through all three heats.
The women compete in six events Thursday and up to seven Saturday. On the track, the women’s 4x100-meter relay team of Devynne Charlton, Carmiesha Cox, Savannah Roberson and Savannah Carson gets things started at 7:32 p.m. Charlton, recently named the Great Lakes Region’s Women’s Track Athlete of the Year, will also compete in the 100-meter hurdles Thursday at 8:32 p.m. As with the men’s 110m hurdles qualifying procedures, for Purdue to qualify for finals in any of its track events, the Boilermakers must finish top two in a heat to automatically advance, or be among the next two fastest non-automatically advancing times through all the heats.
The women return a wealth of experience to the national championships where the advancing Boilermakers have scored a combined 26.75 points at NCAA Championship events, including 8.75 outdoors. The 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams are at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the third year in a row and both teams have multiple individuals who have competed for their respective relay both previous years.
Full information for the Boilermakers at the NCAA Championships is available in the meet notes at the top of the page (Note: all times listed in the meet notes are local to Eugene, Oregon [PT]).
PURDUE MEET SCHEDULE
Times are ET
8:32 p.m. – 110m Hurdles Semifinals – Veteto – ESPN2
7:32 p.m. – 4x100m Relay Semifinals – Charlton, Cox, Roberson, Carson – ESPN2
8:32 p.m. – 100m Hurdles Semifinals – Charlton – ESPN2
9 p.m. – 400m Dash Semifinals – Thomas – ESPN2
9 p.m. – Long Jump Finals – Carson – ESPN2
9:30 p.m. – 400m Hurdles Semifinals – Black – ESPN2
10:48 p.m. – 4x400m Relay Semifinals – Black, Cox, Abbott, Thomas – ESPN2
8 p.m. – High Jump Finals – Blackman – ESPN3 (online)
9:12 p.m. – 110m Hurdles Finals – Veteto* - ESPN
6 p.m. – High Jump Finals – Moffitt – ESPN3 (online)
6:05 p.m. – Discus Throw Finals – Hazlewood – ESPN3 (online)
6:32 p.m. – 4x100m Relay Finals – Charlton, Cox, Roberson, Carson* - ESPN
7:12 p.m. – 100m Hurdles Finals – Charlton* - ESPN
7:32 p.m. – 400m Dash Finals – Thomas* - ESPN
7:57 p.m. – 400m Hurdles Finals – Black* - ESPN
8:51 p.m. – 4x400m Relay Finals – Black, Cox, Abbott, Thomas* - ESPN
*Must qualify through semifinals to advance to finals