DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ann Dudley and the Middle Tennessee women’s 4x100-meter relay team will take part in the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Rosina Amenebede, Christal Wilson, Nyeisha Wright and Kiara Henry will join together for the preliminaries of the women’s 4x100-meter relay competition set for Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. CT. Dudley and Sheniece Daphness will serve as reserves for the team. If the Blue Raider women advance past the preliminaries, they will run in the finals of the competition which will take place Saturday at 11:10 a.m.
On Friday, Dudley will participate in the finals of the women’s high jump event, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The junior will be looking to follow up her Indoor Championship performance earlier this season in which she earned All-America honors, becoming the first high jump All-American in school history.
“This is obviously the ultimate event for these women,” said Middle Tennessee head coach Dean Hayes. “Ann and the members of our relay team have all had wonderful seasons and I am proud of them for making it this far. Hopefully they can compete to the best of their abilities this week and put up some good performances.”
Kortney Thurman competed in the women’s long jump at last season’s NCAA Outdoor Championships. The senior leaped 18 feet, 9 inches (5.71 meters) and finished 24th overall. Triple jumper Sarah Nambawa and shot putter Brittany Cox were the last Blue Raider women to achieve All-America status at the outdoor event as they both achieved the honors in 2010.
Fans are encouraged to visit the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship page on NCAA.com. The page can be found here. The complete list of competitors in this weekend’s meet can be viewed here while the schedule of events can be accessed here.
Live web streaming will be available for the entire event with coverage at NCAA.com on Wednesday while Thursday-Saturday’s events can be seen at ESPN3.com. In addition, ESPNU will televise a portion of the meet on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CT.
Follow the Blue Raider track and field teams on Twitter @MTTrackField and on Facebook at the MT Track & Field page. Also, stay up-to-date on the teams on the new Track & Field Notebook, which can be found here as well as linked on the Track & Field page on GoBlueRaiders.com.