#By BRENT STUBBS
#Senior Sports Reporter
#All attention this weekend will be on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships when at least seven Bahamian athletes and four coaches are expected to compete for their respective schools at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
#The championships will be staged starting today and is scheduled to wrap up on Saturday.
#Heading the men’s list of entries is Texas Tech’s Terrence Jones Jr, who will be competing in the preliminaries of the men’s 100 metres with a season and lifetime best of 10.03 seconds.
#The Grand Bahamian who has already qualified for the World Championships will compete in lane four in the first of three heats that starts today at 5:46pm. The top two finishers and the next three best times will advance to the final on Friday at 6:52pm.
#The men’s 200m will have a competitor in Wanya McCoy, a freshman at Clemson, who will run out of lane five in the second of three heats that get underway at 6:44pm. He has produced his season and personal best of 20.48 coming into the meet. Again, the top two finishers and the next three best times will advance to the final on Friday at 7:37pm.
#It’s not known if either or both Jones and McCoy will compete on their men’s 4 x 100m relay team, but junior Adrian Curry is listed on Ohio State’s team that will compete in lane nine of the third and final heat, which begins at 4:32pm on Friday. The two winners of each heat and the next three best times will advance to the final on Friday at 6:02pm.
#Two competitors will round out the men’s participation in the meet as they go head-to-head in the men’s high jump.
#Shaun Miller, a junior at Ohio State, will be the first of 24 competitors with Kyle Alcine, a senior at Kansas State, will be the fifth competitor in action. They will compete on Friday, starting at 5:30pm.
#They are both enjoying their best seasons ever, having recorded personal bests of 7-feet, 3 ¾-inches or 2.23m for Miller and 7- ½ (2.15m) for Alcine.
#The lone competitor competing in an individual women’s track event will be University of Kentucky’s sophomore Megan Moss, who will run out of lane four in the first of three heats in the 400m with her season and personal best of 52.07. The competition will start at 7pm on Thursday and the top two winners in each heat and the next three finishers will contest the final on Saturday at 3:32pm.
#Moss is also listed on Kentucky’s 4 x 400m relay team that includes Karimah Davis, Dajour Miles and Alexis Homles. They are entered in lane six in the last of three heats, starting at 8:48pm.
#The top two each of heat and the next three fastest finishers will advance to the final on Saturday at 4:51pm.
#And Tennessee’s junior Charisma Taylor, who is nursing a slight injury, will round off the Bahamian participation in the women’s triple jump.
#She is entered with a season’s best of 44-4 (13.51m) and a personal best of 44-8 ¾ (13.63) as the 12th and final competitor in the first of two flights. Their competition will get underway on Saturday at 2:50pm.
#At least four Bahamian coaches will also be participating in the championships with their athletes.
#Head coach Rolando ‘Lonnie’ Greene and his assistant Debbie Ferguson- McKenzie will represent the University of Kentucky, head coach Norbert Elliott will lead Purdue University and triple jumper Leevan ‘Superman’ Sands will be a part of the Florida State University delegation.