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Marchini to Represent Coastal at USA Junior Championships

Emily Marchini qualified for the USA Junior Championships with a time of 17:38.58.

Emily Marchini qualified for the USA Junior Championships with a time of 17:38.58.

June 22, 2011

USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships Central
USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships Schedule

CONWAY – Coastal Carolina women’s track & field standout Emily Marchini will represent the Chanticleers as she competes in the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Ore. on June 24.

The junior championships, which features top athletes under the age of 20, serves as the basis to select America's team for the 2011 Pan American Games, which will be held Oct. 13-20 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Marchini, a freshman distance runner, will toe the line with 22 other athletes for the 5,000 meter run at 10:10 a.m. (PST). The native of Massapequa, N.Y. qualified for the junior championships with a time of 17:38.58 at the Duke Twilight on May 5.

Marchini’s time was nearly a full 12 seconds better than the qualifying standard of 17:50.14.

In addition to holding the Chants top 5,000 meter time of the season, Marchini completed seconded fastest Chanticleer times in both the 1,500 meters and 10,000 meters with clips of 4:42.84 and 37:55.57, respectively.

The four-day meet will be held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon and broadcast by ESPN2, NBC and NBC Universal.

USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships TV Schedule
June 24: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, ESPN2
June 25: 1-3 p.m. ET, ESPN2 (re-air)

June 25: 3-4:30 p.m. ET, NBC Universal
June 25: 5-6 p.m. ET, NBC
June 26: 3-4 p.m. ET, NBC Universal
June 26: 5-6 p.m. ET, NBC