MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia senior Chelsea Carrier-Eades
looks to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London for the United States track and field team by competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials June 22-30 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The Buckhannon, W.Va., native will seek a top-three finish in both the heptathlon and the 100-meter hurdles events to advance to the Olympics in August.
An eight-time All-American, Carrier-Eades competes in the 100-meter hurdles first round Friday evening at 8:40 p.m. in a field of 32 competitors. Upon a top-18 finish in the first round, she will compete in Saturday evening’s semifinals round at 6:15 p.m. The top eight from the semifinals compete in the finals round later in the evening at 8:45 p.m.
She will compete in the heptathlon beginning the following Friday, June 29, with the 100-meter hurdles (1:30 p.m.), high jump (2:30 p.m.), shot put (4:15 p.m.) and the 200-meter dash at 5:15 p.m.
The final three heptathlon events occur Saturday, June 30, with the long jump (6 p.m.), javelin throw (7:15 p.m.) and the 800-meter run at 9:20 p.m. The heptathlon field will consist of the nation’s top 18 heptathletes.
In 2011, Carrier-Eades came in 16th place in the semifinals round of the 100-meter hurdles.
Former WVU athlete Josh Simpson will also compete at the trials in the 10,000-meter run, scheduled for Friday evening at 9:45 p.m.
A full schedule can be found at gotracktownusa.com
. A schedule of TV coverage by NBC and the NBC Sports Network can also be found at gotracktownusa.com
Live results of the events can be found at usatf.org
More information can be found at gotracktownusa.com
.Chelsea Carrier-Eades100m hurdles
Fri., June 22 … First round … 8:40 p.m. (32 competitors)
Sat., June 23 … Semifinals … 6:15 p.m. (Top 18 from first round)
Sat., June 23 … Finals … 8:45 p.m. (Top eight from semifinals)Heptathlon
Fri., June 29 … 100m hurdles … 1:30 p.m.
Fri., June 29 … High jump … 2:30 p.m.
Fri., June 29 … Shot put … 4:15 p.m.
Fri., June 29 … 200m dash … 5:15 p.m.
Sat., June 30 … Long jump … 6 p.m.
Sat., June 30 … Javelin throw … 7:15 p.m.
Sat., June 30 … 800m run … 9:20 p.m. Josh Simpson10,000m run
Fri., June 22 … Finals … 9:45 p.m. (24 competitors)