SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Abdullah, Okoro headline list of UofL women headed to NCAA Championships
-Softball: Elite Eight almost set
Six UofL womens track and field athletes have qualified for the NCAA Championships that will be held June 6-9 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, IA.
Here's the list:
Khadija Abdullah - Shot Put
Chinwe Okoro - Shot Put
Holly Knight - 10,000 meter run
Michelle Theophille - High Jump
Maggie Gilbertson - High Jump
Charachesicia Lockhart - Long Jump, Triple Jump
|Lockhart will participate in two|
events in the NCAA Championships
The athletes who participate in track and field events at UofL, as well as other Universities, rarely get the recognition and coverage that players in football and basketball do. Their efforts, though, are just as dedicated and the practice hours they spend equal those of the hardwood and gridiron performers.
Best of luck to the UofL participants in the NCAA. Six entries! Keep up the great work, Ron Mann!
Now that Louisville's softball season has ended, interest in the sport on the college level has dropped off somewhat locally...but 16 teams advanced to the Super Regionals and have made or are making their bid to be one of the eight that get to the Womens College World Series in Oklahoma City, OK.
|Bulls advance to Okla. City|
Other schools who have made reservations for rooms so far in Oklahoma City:
Alabama (knocked off Michigan, who beat Louisville)
Three more could qualify today. Cal needs to beat Washington to advance. Same for LSU, who plays Missouri and Tennessee could secure a slot by beating Georgia today. If LSU, Cal and UT lose, it goes to game three in the best-of-three format.
|Haylie Wagner's pitching stymied Louisville|
but couldn't get Michigan past Alabama.