Photo Courtesy: UA Athletics (Robert Black Photography)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - On day one of competition for the University of Arkansas men's track and field team at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Caleb Cross finished 10th overall in the opening round of the 400-meter hurdles to advance to the event semifinal. The Newport, Ark., native will next run in the semifinal Friday at 7:04 p.m. (CT).
Running in the final of three heats Thursday, Cross secured an automatic spot into the next round with a fourth-place finish in his heat. He posted a time of 51.20, overtaking Alvin Miles, Jr., in the final 50 meters to grab the final automatic spot. Cross just completed his senior season at Arkansas where he was the SEC champion in the event and an NCAA indoor champion with the Razorbacks' 4x400-meter relay team.
Competition for the Razorback men will continue Friday with field-event action for Andrew Irwin in the pole vault and Ken LeGassey in the junior high jump. Irwin has secured the 'A' standard for the IAAF World Championships, clearing 5.70m/18-8.25 to win the NCAA indoor title in March. The USA Championships serve as the qualifying event for the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
The 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will receive 50 hours of webcast coverage and nine hours of national television coverage. The meet will have broadcast windows spread among USATF.TV (web), ESPN2, Universal Sports, NBC Sports and NBC. During the live TV broadcasts, the webcast will switch to field event coverage only.
400m Hurdles (first round)
10. Caleb Cross - 51.20Q
Q - qualified for event semifinal
2013 USA Track and Field Championships Broadcast Schedule
Friday, June 21
10 a.m. to 9:35 p.m./field only from 7-9 p.m. - USATF.TV (webcast)
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - ESPN2
Saturday, June 22
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m./field only from 3-6 p.m. - USATF.TV (webcast)
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Universal Sports
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - NBC Sports
Sunday, June 23
7 a.m. to 5 p.m./field only from 2-5 p.m. - USATF.TV (webcast)
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Universal Sports
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - NBC Sports
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - NBC