Hinkle, Kuskey, Usgaard Set Course for NCAA's

Hinkle, Kuskey, Usgaard Set Course for NCAA's

Santa Barbara, CalifA triad of Gauchos that have paved their way through the 2017 track season are set to represent UCSB at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, which will take place over the course of four days from June 7th to June 10th at Historic Hayward Field.

This year's crop of NCAA qualifiers includes two #2 all-time performers in their respective events, SR Tori Usgaard for the Heptathlon and SR Matthew Kuskey for the Javelin, and school record holder in the 1500 meter run JR Jenna Hinkle.

Kuskey will lead off for the Gauchos on Wednesday with his flight in the Javelin scheduled to go off at 5:45 p.m. PST, while Hinkle will follow suit Thursday with her 1500-meter preliminary round scheduled for 4:46 p.m. Usgaard will tackle the grueling seven event Heptathlon following a two-day program starting Friday at 12:30 p.m. with the 100m hurdles.  

Men's NCAA Preliminary Qualifying List

Women's NCAA Preliminary Qualifying List

Women's Heptathlon Final Qualifiers

Schedule and Live Results Link

TV and Livestream Broadcasting Schedules 

Road to the Top

SR Matthew Kuskey will be set to face a talented field of throwers as the Javelin is set to be arranged in one flight. All throwers will be given three preliminary throws and those within the top twelve after will be granted three more throws to better their previous marks.

Wednesday 5:45 PM Men's Javelin (ESPNU)

SR Tori Usgaard will also be prepared to face the full competition from the get go with the Heptathlon being a straight final due to the qualifying process being based on a descending order list set back before the Regional Meets that took place two weeks prior.

JR Jenna Hinkle will have to face one preliminary round in the 1500m to be granted a spot for Saturday's final. Thursday's prelims will consist of two separate heats. She will need to either place within top five of her heat or be the first or second fastest non-automatic qualifier if she is not within the top five to advance to Saturday's final.

Thursday 4:46 PM Women's 1500m Prelim (ESPN2)

Saturday 3:41 PM Women's 1500m Final (ESPN)

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