Wednesday March 11, 2009

On Track for National Title

Sophomore Ashley Cattran will be the first Flyer to ever compete for a national title at the NCAA Division I Women's Track and Field Championships.

Sophomore Ashley Cattran's provisional 800-meter time of 2:06.37 earned her a spot in the NCAA Division I Women's Track and Field indoor championship field competing March 13-14 in College Station, Texas.

She is the first Flyer to ever compete for a national title in track.

The 800-meter event will have 17 runners; Cattran's time ranks 16th.

ESPN360.com will stream portions of the championships live both days. Remaining coverage will be available on the NCAA's Web site. Additionally, ESPN2 will air a 90-minute show at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 23.

This will be the Cattran's final race of an astounding indoor season, during which she won the Atlantic 10 title, competed in the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and set six school records.

For more information, contact University of Dayton athletics communications at 937-229-4431.

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