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Track and Field is El Paso-Bound for the 2017 C-USA Outdoor Championships

May 10, 2017

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BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University track and field contingent will compete over four days this weekend in El Paso, Texas, at the 2017 Conference USA Outdoor Championship meet.

The championships, held at Kidd Field on the campus of UTEP, start on Thursday with Frida Thorsås competing in the first half of her heptathlon. The heptathlon will conclude Friday, and Christina Schultz will run the 10,000 meters that night as well. On Saturday, several Owls are scheduled to run in seven different preliminary races, and the finals for those that qualify (as well as Thorsås in javelin and two other meet-ending races) wrap the competition Sunday.

"We feel excited and ready for the C-USA Outdoor Championships," said Head Coach Alex Smolka. "El Paso is slightly unique for us because of the altitude and dryness, but we feel we have trained extremely hard and we are well prepared to perform well this weekend."

Here is a list of Owls competing by day, scheduled EST start (El Paso is two hours behind local time) and event at the championships. Also denoted are any notable C-USA individual rankings:


  • 4:45 p.m. - Heptathlon (day one) - Thorsås (No. 2)


  • 6:30 p.m. - Heptathlon (day two) - Thorsås
  • 10:00 p.m. - 10,000 meters - Schultz (No. 5)

Saturday (All preliminaries)


  • 5 p.m. - Javelin - Thorsås (No. 4)
  • 6:55 p.m. - 1,500m finals (for those that qualify Saturday, this and the following seven events)
  • 7:15 p.m. - 100m hurdles finals
  • 7:35 p.m. - 400m finals
  • 7:50 p.m. - 100m finals
  • 8:05 p.m. - 800m finals
  • 8:20 p.m. - 400m hurdles finals
  • 8:35 p.m. - 200m finals
  • 8:50 p.m. - 5,000 meters (all runners are tentative for this race) - Clark, Fontanez, Freeman, Jonsson, Lersch, Schultz (No. 23), Wellman
  • 9:45 p.m. - 4x400 meter relay - Boldin, Glades, Wasser, Valentin (No. 6)
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