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INDIANAPOLIS - Lees-McRae College freshman Britney Augustin became the first female track and field athlete in school history to qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Augustin will be competing in the 400-meter hurdles, as announced by the NCAA on Tuesday (May 14). The championships will be held in Kingsville, Texas from May 23-25 at Javelina Stadium and be hosted by Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
The first run of the 400-meter hurdles will take place on Thursday (May 23) at 9:25 p.m. eastern standard time, while the finals for the event will be run on Saturday (May 25) at 8:20 p.m. eastern standard time. Live results will be available at www.ncaa.com. Meet information and ticket information can be found by clicking the appropriate links.
Augustin originally matched a provisional national qualifying mark back on Apr. 27 at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while breaking her own school record in the event and winning the conference championship with a time of 1:01.92. At the Last Chance Qualifier last Sunday (May 12), she broke the school record for a third time this season and improved her provisional national qualifying mark to 1:00.59. Her provisional mark the second time around was 19th in the country in the event, therefore qualifying Augustin to compete at the national championships.