NCAA Track and Field
The NCAA track and field scene is beginning to heat up this spring season. The 2009 athletes in division one are in a league of there own. These athletes are running professional times and are ready for the NCAA championship coming up in June. Runners, throwers, jumpers and hurdlers all come together at regionals this may to decide on who gets to attend nationals. The notable "shoe in's" are schools like Oregon, Arkansas and Florida State for the men and on the woman's side, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Michigan and Oregon. But the title is still up for grabs. Like any other sports, anything can happen, someone could step out of their lane or fall on a hurdle. The athletes to look out for are the powerhouse distance men like Galen Rupp and Luke Puskedra taking down the 5,000M and 10,000M. As well as Olympic athlete Andrew Wheating in the 800M. Tennessee women are dominating in the relay's and University of Washington holds its own in the distance world. They key to a winning team is not a couple All-Americans, but depth. The key element is to have to correct balance of events filled by athletes that can compete and score in their events. Watch out for the Championship this summer, it is going to be one to remember.