At the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round, Arizona added seven additional entries to the program's total for the finals in Eugene.
The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and fields will compete in the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round on May 23-25.
Senior Taylor Freeman posted a personal best on Saturday as the Tucson Elite Classic finished up at Roy P. Drachman.
The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams both have athletes competing in the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.
The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams competed in the first day of the Tucson Elite Classic on Thursday.
2012: Indoors, Talabi took fourth place at the MPSF Championships with a personal-best toss of 50-7.5 in the shot put competition ... At the Boise State Team Challenge, Talabi threw 49-2.5 and took third place ... Talabi redshirted the outdoor season.
2011: Indoors, Talabi had her best shot put of the season at the Texas A&M Challenge with a mark of 46-11.75, good for 11th place ... She took second at the Blue and Orange Opener, throwing 44-4.25 ... Outdoors, Talabi set her personal record at the Tucson Elite Throwers Classic, with a mark of 51-3 ... She scored for Arizona at Pac-10 Championships, throwing 50-1.75 and finishing in sixth place ... She won the shot put at the Texas Relays and the Jim Click Shootout, throwing 49-3.5 and 49-1.5, respectively.
2010: Indoors, Talabi set a shot put personal best at her last competition, placing fifth with a throw of 46-11.5 at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... Set an outdoor shot put personal best of 47-0.25, placing third, at the Double Dual (ASU-NAU-UA) ... At the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships, Talabi helped the Wildcats complete the impressive 1-2-3-4 sweep in the shot put, coming in fourth with a throw of 45- 0.25.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters in basketball and track and field ... After playing nine years of basketball, Talabi was approached by her high school head track and field coach (Eric Richardson) during her junior year to try out for the team ... With no experience at hand, Talabi was part of the women track and field team's back-to-back state championships and winning her own state title in the shot put her senior year.
PERSONAL: Born Omotayo Oluwagbemisola Talabi, she is the daughter of Binga and Fola Talabi in Costa Mesa, Calif. ... Her name comes from her family's Nigerian culture meaning "Child of Joy" ... She has two siblings: Wumni and Seun Talabi ... Majoring in pre-business and minoring in sports management ... Graduated high school when she was only 16 years old.