BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Track and Field will be sending one relay and three
student-athletes to Eugene, Ore., for the National Championships at Hayward Field,
beginning Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app.
The four-day event will be streamed live on ESPN’s family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2,
ESPNU) all week and live results will be available. The championship will kick off
with the 4x100m and will finish Saturday evening with the 4x400m relay.
In last year’s NCAA National Championships, the 4x100m relay team of Kyree King,
Ventavius Sears, Emmanuel Dasor and Julius Morris set a new school record time of
38.60 seconds on their way to a fifth place finish in the finals.
The 4x400m relay squad of Dasor, Austin Hayes, Sears and Maor Seged are coming off a
season-best time of 3:05.07, marking the fifth-straight year that the Hilltoppers
have had a relay go to Nationals.
Morris, who won the 2017 Conference USA Outdoor Male Track Performer of the Meet,
placed 12th in a thrilling 100-meter dash at the East Preliminaries, edging 13th
place by a fraction of a second.
Ghana native Dasor will compete in the 400-meter dash after notching an eighth place
finish in Lexington with a time of 45:59. In the outdoor 400-meter dash, the senior
currently owns four top-five marks in WKU history (2nd – 5th).
Sears will tie up his shoes once last time in Eugene as the senior will participate
in his fourth-straight National meet, this time in the long jump event. Most
recently Sears posted a 7.58m (24’10.5”) mark to finish seventh at the East
On Wednesday night, Morris will run the 100-meter dash at 7:45 p.m. CT and moments
later both Dasor (400m) and Sears (long jump) will compete in their events at 8 p.m.
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