June 18, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - Eleven different athletes with various ties to the Auburn track and field program will compete in the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa beginning Wednesday.
Another senior, high jumper Maya Pressley, will jump for a spot at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
Former Auburn hurdler Ty Akins will compete in the men's 110m hurdles, while another former Tiger, Reuben McCoy, is entered in the men's 400m hurdles. In the men's shot put, both Cory Martin and Eric Werskey will compete for spots in Russia.
On the women's side, 2009 NCAA 400m Champion Joanna Atkins is competing in the quarter-mile event. Additionally, Auburn native and four-time Olympian Aretha Thurmond will throw in the women's discus.
In addition to the senior championships, USA Track and Field will also host the junior event featuring a pair of Auburn signees. Sprinter SheKara Martin will run in both the girl's 100 and 200 meters. Fellow signee Carly Schmidt will compete in the girl's pole vault.
Nine hours of television coverage over three days will begin on Friday and air on Universal Sports Network, NBC Sports Network and NBC. Another 50 hours of webcast coverage will be available online through USATF.TV.
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USATF.TV Webcasting Schedule
2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships
All times Central
June 19, 12 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
June 20th, 10 a.m. to 9:25 p.m.
June 21st, 10 a.m. to 9:35 p.m. (Only field events from 7-9 p.m.)
June 22nd, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Only field events from 3-6 p.m.)
June 23rd, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Only field events from 2-5 p.m.)
USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
All times Eastern. Check Local Listings.
June 21, LIVE 7-9 p.m. on ESPN2
June 22, LIVE 3-4 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 4-6 p.m. on NBC Sports Network
June 23, 1-2 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 2-3 p.m. on NBC Sports Network, LIVE 3-5 p.m. on NBC