Five Cards Set to Compete at the NCAA Track and Field Championships
Five Louisville Cardinals- three women and two men- will be in Austin, TX with hopes of bringing home a ring.
Makenli Forrest is a name we've mentioned numerous times here at Cardinal Couple. The sophomore will compete in two events. On Thursday, Forrest will compete in the hammer throw. On Saturday, she will try her luck in the discus. She has set personal bests in both events this season.
Gabriela Leon will also compete on the field events side, going up for the pole vault. The sophomore broke the school record earlier in the year and is in her second straight NCAA finals appearance. Leon will compete tonight at 7:30.
Ivine Chemutai is the only runner in the bunch. Like her teammates, she is a sophomore- what a class! Chemutai will compete in the 10,000m, which is an event that should take her just over 30 minutes to complete. She will compete Thursday evening.
The entire event can be streamed online at ESPN.
ESPN gave a women's sport the spotlight they deserve as UCLA and Oklahoma squared off in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. The Bruins took the first game the previous day and the Sooners were looking to even the series to force a Game 3.
UCLA began the game with two consecutive home runs and used a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the seventh to win the game 5-4 and claim the title.
With the direction Louisville Softball is headed I would not be surprised to see the Cards battling it out for a championship in a few years.
Keep an eye out for Friday's post as I'll hit Chapter 2 of the History of Women's Sports at UofL. This week will feature another team that's not far from the start of their season: field hockey.
Louisville women's golf
Louisville women's golf will spend a week in Ireland. The Cards recently complete the Spring Season with an 11th. place finish in the NCAA East Lansing Regional. Their three-day total was 902.
Louisville loses just one senior, Olivia Cason, and welcomes new head coach Whitney Wade Young for the 2019-20 season.
I wonder if Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier and Al Horford took part in the Celtic...oops, never mind, different Celtics.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!