National Championships - What to Watch Saturday
Jesse Squire | On 22, Jun 2013
Will Cainsanity reign supreme? (Photo courtesy Track Town Photo)
The men’s and women’s 1500 meters finals and the women’s 100 meter hurdles are the headline races but there’s a whole lot more great action coming your way today.
The Cain Train departs the station at 5:46pm ET, when the 17-year-old high school junior tries to win the women’s 1500 meters. Top challengers include Shannon Rowbury, Morgan Uceny, and Treniere Mosier.
A wide-open men’s 1500 meters (6:40pm ET) should be a great race between such stars as Matt Centrowitz, Leo Manzano, Will Leer, Lopez Lomong, Andrew Wheating and Mac Fleet.
The women’s 100 meter hurdles final (6:52pm ET) brings out stunning newcomer Brianna Rollins, already one of the fastest runners in history, against a newly resurgent Lolo Jones, the hometown hero.
How to watch
TV coverage will be live from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Universal Sports and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (ET) on NBC Sports Network.
A webcast will be available all day at tv.usatf.org, but will carry only field events beginning at 4:00 (ET).
Remember, everything you need to know is on our Daily Relay National Championships coverage page — links to schedules, previews, interviews, webcasts, results, you name it.
Other finals today…
The decathlon comes to its conclusion. Gunnar Nixon, the reigning world junior champion, is leading world record holder Ashton Eaton, and the fight for the third spot on the US team to the Worlds is tight.
The women’s shot put begins at 2:00pm (ET) — preview here
The women’s high jump begins at 3:45pm (ET) — preview here
The women’s long jump begins at 4:15pm (ET) — preview here
The women’s hammer throw begins at 4:30pm (ET) — preview here
The women’s steeplechase is at 5:20pm (ET) — preview here
The men’s 400 hurdles is at 5:36pm (ET) — preview here
The women’s 400 meters is at 6:08pm (ET) — preview here
The men’s 400 meters is at 6:30pm (ET) — preview here
Other national championships…
The Canadian Championships are in Moncton, New Brunswick. Go to Trackie.ca for everything you need, including a live webcast.
The Jamaican Championships get started today in Kingston. TrackAlerts.com has everything you need.