Track & Field Qualifies Three For NCAA Indoor Meet
Terrence Somerville

March 5, 2012

CINCINNATI - Three University of Cincinnati student-athletes, Jasmine Cotten, Kathy Klump and Terrence Somerville, will compete at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, set to run March 9-10 in Nampa, Idaho inside Boise State University's Jacksons Track at the Idaho Center.

Cotten, the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Field Athlete of the Year, earned the no. 3 seed in the pentathlon with her top score of 4,192 points, set during her win at the 2012 BIG EAST Indoor Championship. She will also compete as the No. 15 seed in the high jump.

Klump, the 2012 BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Year, holds the No. 8 seed in the 800 meters. The double BIG EAST Champion in the 500 and 800 meters, Klump has a seed time of 2:04.39 that was set during her school-record run at the Alex Wilson Invitational last weekend in South Bend, Ind.

Somerville will run in the 60 hurdles as the No. 11 seed. Somerville had a season-best time of 7.74 at the Akron Opener in January.

All three will be in action Friday with the 60 hurdles preliminaries leading things off at 7:30 p.m. ET. Prelims for the 800 begin at 9:15 p.m. ET with the The high jump taking place at 10 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, the pentathlon starts with the 60 hurdles at 1 p.m. Other events in the five-event card are the high jump, shot put, long jump and 800 meters. Finals for the 60 hurdles and 800 meters run at 8:35 and 9:45 p.m., respectively.

ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 9 from 7:30-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10 from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. and will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (12:30-8 pm ET).