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11 Marks, 13 Athletes Head to National Championship
        FAYETTEVILLE - The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback track team is sending 13 athletes to compete 11 times at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, next weekend according to the list of competitors released by the NCAA Tuesday afternoon.
        Headlined by the seven marks that were deemed automatic qualifiers based on their performances at the Mideast Regional, the Lady'Backs added an additional five off the descending order list, giving Arkansas its largest contingent ever to attend the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
        "We were very fortunate in some areas," Arkansas head track coach Lance Harter said. "We knew that we had several athletes on the bubble, and each of them was admitted."
        The Lady Razorbacks have athletes in 10 of the 21 scheduled events, from the 100-meter dash to the 10,000-meter run. Earning the automatic qualifiers for the Lady Razorbacks were LaShaunte'a Moore in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, Jennifer (Culp) Lincoln and Erin Anderson in the pole vault, Kasia Williams in the 100-meter hurdles, Jessica Johnson in the high jump and Arkansas' 4x100-meter relay which consisted of Moore, Williams, Shaneatra Neely, Kerri-Ann Mitchell and Veronica Campbell.
        Picking up the at-large bids from the NCAA Track & Field Committee were Aneita Denton in the 800-meter run, Londa Bevins and Erica Sigmont in the 1,500-meter run, Maureen Scott in the steeplechase and Laura Jakosky and Alison Zeinner in the 10,000-meter run. Unfortunately for the Lady Razorbacks, Sigmont is unable to compete at the championships due to a left foot injury.
        Arkansas' contingent at the Univ. of Texas-hosted meet is familiar with the terrain having competed at Mike A. Myers Stadium during the Texas Relays, but green when it comes to national championship experience. Only four of the 14 Lady Razorbacks have been to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, although an additional five have seen action at an indoor meet. Neely, Anderson, Scott, Jakosky and Zeinner are each making their NCAA Championships debut.
        There is a possibility that the Lady Razorbacks could add another to their list of national championship participants. Junior Shiloh Whiting has been contacted about participating at the meet in the steeplechase, but a final decision has yet to be made by the NCAA and should come within the next 24 hours. Should she be accepted, Arkansas' total number of athletes would jump to 14 and make up 79 percent of its Regional Championship participants.

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