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NCAA Division III National Outdoor Track & Field Championships Set for Today Through Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University

May 26, 2011

DELAWARE, OH – Nearly 800 of the country’s most accomplished track & field athletes will compete today through Saturday, May 26-28, at the 2011 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s national outdoor track & field championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Competition will begin at noon each day at OWU’s Selby Stadium and George Gauthier Track, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Admission will be $8 per day for adults or $20 for a three-day wristband, and $5 per day for students and senior citizens or $12 for a three-day wristband. Children ages 3 and under will be admitted free.

Student-athletes who qualify for the national championships will compete in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1500-meter run, 5000-meter run, 10,000-meter run, 3000-meter steeplechase, 100-meter hurdles, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, javelin, shot put, discus, hammer, heptathlon, and decathlon. Relay events include the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays.

Competition is expected to last until approximately 10 p.m. today and Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday.

Learn more about the NCAA championships.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.