Trio of Lions set for NCAA Championships

The 2019 edition of the NCAA Track and Field Championships kicked off in Austin, Texas this afternoon, but for a trio of Lions they’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get going in the Lone Star Capital.

The Lions will be well represented by Iowa State’s Erinn Stenman-Fahey and Keira Christie-Galloway as well as Colorado State’s Lauren Gale. While both Stenman-Fahey and Christie-Galloway are set to toe the line in individual events, Gale will be running the second leg of the Ram’s 4×100 metre relay.

Gale and her teammates kick off the action Thursday night at 8:02pm eastern in second of three semi-finals where they will run out in lane nine. Entering with a best and school record of 44.12 seconds, the Rams sport the 17th fastest time in the competition. They will likely need to break the school mark for the fourth time this season if they are to advance to Saturday’s final.

An hour later, Keira Christie-Galloway steps on the track for semi-final number two of the 100 metre hurdles. The Big 12 Conference champion will be in tough as her personal best time of 13.10 seconds from her win in Norman, Oklahoma ranks sixth heading in. The top two from each heat plus the next two fastest times will advance to Saturday’s final.

Teammate Erinn Stenman-Fahey will conclude the night for the Lions as she runs in the 800 metre semi-final at 9:44pm. The Canterbury graduate should benefit from running in the third and final semi where she will likewise need to place among the top two in her heat or post one of the two next fastest times to advance. Stenman-Fahey enters the event with a best of 2:05.42, which ranks 23rd among the field.

For full live results from Austin, visit the NCAA Results Page.

Schedule

*If they qualify