BVU Athletics

Woodson Earns Bid to NCAA Track and Field Championships

May. 20, 2013

Storm Lake, Iowa

Sophomore Seth Woodson has officially secured his spot into the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which take place from May 23-25 and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  He'll take part in the men's 800 meter run which runs on Friday.

Woodson earned his qualification into the championships last Thursday during the NCAA Qualifier Meet after setting a new school record with a time of 1:51.52.  He'll return to that same track this week, looking to become BVU's first outdoor track and field All-American since Morgan Darrow (shot put) took fifth in 2010.

A total of 20 runners will compete in the preliminary race which is scheduled to run on Friday, May 24 at 7:25pm.  The finals will then be run on Saturday, May 25 at 4:30pm.

Woodson could become the program's first-ever all-american in the 800 meter run.  He'll enter this week's competition with the 10th fastest qualifying time, but is only just over a second from the second-fastest.

Current BVU head coach Jeff Brennan - who saw Woodson break his school record - was the last to capture all-american accolades in an 800 meter run for BVU, but that came at the NCAA Indoor Championships back in 2001.

Eric Bertelsen (long jump) was the last Beaver to win a national outdoor title (2009).  Jessica Jensen (2002) was the last to capture a national outdoor title in a running event, when she did so in the 400 meter hurdles.

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