Also competing in a distance event for the Hoosiers is 2009 Carroll graduate Robby (Kleber) Nierman, who will be racing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. It will be Nierman’s first NCAA track championship meet but he helped lead the Hoosiers to the 2012 NCAA Cross Country finals.
Another Leo graduate, Sophie Gutermuth (2011), will be representing the Hoosiers in the pole vault.
Nierman hits the track first, racing in the semi-finals tonight at 9:45 p.m. Fort Wayne time. Nierman qualified for the NCAA meet with a time of 8:46 at the East Preliminary Round in Greensboro, N.C. His time ranks him No. 10 all-time in school history. If Nierman advances to the finals he will compete for the national championship on Friday at 8:40 Fort Wayne time.
Bayer races in the 1,500 preliminaries at 7:45 Thursday Fort Wayne time. His final is scheduled for Saturday at 5:31 p.m. Fort Wayne time.
Gutermuth competes at 6:15 p.m. Fort Wayne time. She qualified for the NCAA meet by clearing 13-feet, 5.25 inches at the East Preliminary Round.
The meet will be webcast on PAC-12.com and televised on ESPNU and ESPN3.