Bridger-Wilkinson Competes at NCAA East Regional Thursday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont men's track and field sophomore 1,500-meter run specialist Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson (Newbury, England) will begin his trek to advance through the rounds of competition at the 2012 NCAA East Regional beginning on Thursday afternoon.
Bridger-Wilkinson qualified for regional competition in the 1,500m on May 4 after taking fourth in the event with a time of 3:45.92 at the Billy Hays Invitational, simultaneously shattering a 34-year-old Belmont record in the event. The Newbury, England native also outpaced his conference foes won the event at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships last month.
To see exclusive video of Bridger-Wilkinson's training for the meet, click here.
Bridger-Wilkinson will be racing on a familiar track as the East Regional is being hosted by University of North Florida, the site of this year's Atlantic Sun Outdoor Championships. The 1,500m is slated to begin at 4:30 CT.
The top competitors in each event at the NCAA East Regional will advance to the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Fans unable to travel to Jacksonville to see Bridger-Wilkinson race can watch a live webcast and see live stats by clicking here.