Chavis, Taylor Set to Compete at NCAA Indoor Championships
March 13, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State track and field team will conclude the championship portion of its 2014 indoor schedule by sending redshirt sophomore Nicole Chavis and redshirt junior Tremanisha Taylor to represent the Wolfpack at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. on March 14-15.
Chavis (weight throw) and Taylor (shot put), qualified for the championships by virtue of finishing in the top 16 in the nation in their respective events. Chavis ranks 14th nationally in the weight throw (68' 8.75", 20.95m), setting two new NC State indoor school-records over the course of the year, while Taylor, who holds the indoor school-record in the shot put, is 15th nationally (54'4.50", 16.57m).
Chavis, who came into the ACC Indoor Championships ranked 23rd in the nation in the weight throw, moved up nine spots by virtue of her record-setting performance that garnered a silver medal and an All-ACC nomination.
Chavis' heave of 68' 8.75" (20.95m) broke the redshirt sophomore's previous school-record mark of 67'01.50", set in the UCS Invitational on Feb. 15.
Chavis has also led the State track and field team with five first-place finishes on the year.
Taylor, the school-record holder in the women's indoor shot put, took home the bronze medal in the ACC Indoor Championships after a throw of 54'4.50" (16.57m). With the award, Taylor added a second All-ACC indoor honor to her ledger to become a four-time All-ACC performer in both the indoor and outdoor shot put.
Taylor has broken the NC State indoor school-record in the shot put two times this season, after setting the mark last year.
Chavis will compete in her event at 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 14th while Taylor is set to begin her competition at 4 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, March 15th. Both will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships will be streamed live on ESPN3 on Friday, March 14, starting at 7:55 p.m (EST), and then at 7:50 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, March 15. A tape-delayed telecast of the championship will air Saturday, March 22, starting at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU. On-air talent includes Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (analyst) and Jill Montgomery (sideline reporter).