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No. 3 Aggies advance 19 athletes in 14 events for NCAA Indoor

March 05, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M will have 19 athletes competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships amid 14 events on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Aggie women have advanced 11 athletes in eight events while the A&M men qualified eight athletes in six events. The Aggies will total 22 entries in the national meet.

Collegiate leaders heading into the national championship meet include Kamaria Brown in the 200 and 400 meters, Deon Lendore in the 400, Brea Garrett in the weight throw and the Aggie men’s 4x400, which set a collegiate record with a 3:03.20 at the SEC Indoor Championships.

NCAA Indoor qualifiers for the A&M men by event: 60m – Prezel Hardy, Jr.; 200m – Shavez Hart, Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Hardy, Michael Bryan; 400m – Deon Lendore; 60 hurdles – Wayne Davis II; Pole Vault – Chase Wolfle; and the Aggies 4x400, which includes Hart, Bailey, Carlyle Roudette and Lendore. The Aggie men will have nine entries in the meet.

Texas A&M women NCAA Indoor qualifiers by event: 60m – Olivia Ekponé, Jennifer Madu, Aaliyah Brown; 200m – Kamaria Brown, Ekponé, Ashton Purvis; 400m – Shamier Little, Janeil Bellille; Long Jump – LaQue Moen-Davis; Triple Jump – Moen-Davis; Weight Throw – Brea Garrett; Pentathlon – Jena Hemann; and the Aggies 4x400, which includes Ibukun Mayungbe, K. Brown, Bellille and Ekponé. The Aggie women will have 13 entries in the meet.

Updated national rankings following the conference meets held this past weekend have the Aggies ranked No. 3 in both the men’s and women’s national team computer rankings. Florida is No. 1 in both rankings with Arkansas No. 2 among the men and Oregon No. 2 among the women.

The men’s top 10 national rankings include: 1. Florida, 2. Arkansas, 3. Texas A&M, 4. Oregon, 5. Wisconsin, 6. Arizona, 7. Florida State, 8. Penn State, 9. Villanova, and 10. USC. The women’s top 10 national rankings include: 1. Florida, 2. Oregon, 3. Texas A&M, 4. Georgia, 5. Arkansas, 6. Texas, 7. Kentucky, 8. Providence, 9. Maryland, and 10. Stanford.

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