Track and Field's Kinsella, Abdullah Head to NCAA Indoor Championships

Khadija Abdullah earned All-America honors two years ago in the shot put.

Khadija Abdullah earned All-America honors two years ago in the shot put.

March 7, 2013


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville women’s track and field team will send two student-athletes to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend.

The championships, held at the Randal Tyson Center in Fayetteville, Ark., run from Friday, March 8-9. The event will be streamed live by Friday, beginning at 6:25 p.m. ET, and Saturday, beginning at 6:50 p.m. Early portions of the meet not covered by ESPN3 will be streamed at and, beginning with the start of competition each day. A tape-delay broadcast of the national meet will air March 17 at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

A senior, Michelle Kinsella won the BIG EAST high jump title in mid-February on a school-record setting leap. The mark of 1.88m/6-2 is tied for fifth nationally and also is tied for 42nd best in the world. Kinsella, who is undefeated in the event this season with five-straight victories, reached the indoor national championships last year, placing 11th to earn second team All-America honors.

Classmate Khadija Abdullah, who also won a title at the BIG EAST Championships, broke the school record in the shot put with a winning toss of 17.06m/55-11.75. The throw ranks ninth nationally and is the 38th-best mark internationally. Abdullah earned indoor All-America honors in 2011 after taking 20th in the shot put.

Kinsella is scheduled to compete on Friday, while Abdullah will throw on Saturday.

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Friday, March 8

Women’s High Jump Final, 4:15 p.m. ET
Michelle Kinsella

Saturday, March 9

Women’s Shot Put Trials/Final, 5 p.m. ET
Khadija Abdullah

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