Louisiana Tech's Chelsea Hayes Selected for NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Chelsea Hayes will compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday afternoon.
 
Chelsea Hayes will compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday afternoon.
 

March 8, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Selections for the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships were released Monday night by the Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee with Chelsea Hayes representing Louisiana Tech in the long jump. The NCAA Indoor Championships are scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, in College Station, Texas, at the Gilliam Indoor Track Facility.

Hayes will compete on Friday, March 11 with the long jump prelims beginning at 4:15 p.m. She enters the national meet ranked 11th out of the 17 athletes to qualify. A New Orleans native, Hayes qualified after jumping 20-9.75 (6.34m) at the WAC Indoor Championships, earning one of her four gold medals at the meet. That mark ranks as the second-best long jump mark in school history.

A redshirt junior during the indoor season, she recently was named the WAC Female Track Athlete of the Year and the WAC High Point Scorer at the 2011 WAC Indoor Championships.

ESPN3.com will stream live portions of the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships with NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com streaming the remainder. The schedule is as follows(all times central, unless listed):

Friday, March 11
10 a.m.-3:55 p.m. (NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com)
3:55 p.m.-8:40 p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday, March 12
Noon-4:55 p.m. (NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com)
5 p.m.-7:50 p.m. (ESPN3)

The 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships will air on a tape-delay on Wednesday, March 16 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.