Wolfpack Track & Field Embarks Upon NCAA Championships
March 7, 2013
Live broadcasts will be available on ESPN3 beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday at 6 p.m.
Hill, the 2013 ACC Champion in the men's mile run and 2013 Men's Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year for the indoor season, is in search of his eighth All-America nod.
The Hickory, N.C., native owns the third-best time in the nation in the mile (3:54.89) and ranks second in the 3,000-meter (7:49.20) and 5,000-meter runs (13:43.52) this season.
Shepherd, the 2013 Women's Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year for the indoor season, will be making her first trip to the NCAA Championships and will compete in the long jump and triple jump. She ranks fourth and seventh in the nation in those events, respectively.
The Chesapeake, Va., native swept the horizontal jumps at the ACC Indoor Championships with a program-record 21' 2.00" leap in the women's long jump, before winning the triple jump with a personal-best 43' 0.50" measurement. In addition to her two ACC Championship performances, Shepherd was named the ACC Championship Field MVP.
Kornegay-Gober, who earned his third-consecutive All-ACC accolade at the ACC Indoor Championships, will be making his second-straight trip to the national competition. He owns the NC State record in the men's high jump with a 7' 4.25" mark and is currently tied for 10th nationally in the event.