Hill Advances to 1,500-Meter Final at NCAA Championships
June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Chasing his 10th All-America award, redshirt senior Ryan Hill clinched a spot in the championship race of the 1,500-meter run on the second day of the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday evening at the University of Oregon.
Hill lined up in the first of two heats in the 1,500-meter event, knowing he had to be one of the first five runners to cross the finish line to guarantee himself a spot in Saturday's championship race. The Hickory, N.C., native did just that, finishing fifth in the heat with a season-best mark of 3:41.53, and locked himself in as one of the 12 runners to advance.
The starting gun for Saturday's 1,500-meter final is scheduled for 5:31 p.m. (ET), and can be watched live on ESPNU.
Senior jumper Karimah Shepherd and redshirt junior Nathaniel Williams will compete Friday, June 7, on the third day of competition at the NCAA Championships. Shepherd, who earned first-team All-America honors in the women's long jump Wednesday afternoon, will compete in the triple jump, while Williams will attempt to improve upon his 13th place performance that earned him second-team All-America recognition at last year's event.
Television coverage of Friday's action will begin at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU and ESPN3.
Men's 1,500-meter run (semifinal)