On the first day of competition, Jen Bergman, who still donned the Wildcats uniform, ran in her first race as an alumnus of Arizona. She competed in the 10,000-meter race and earned an eighth-place finish with a time of 33:34.15. It marked Bergman’s first trip in her career to the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She had a very successful 2012-13 season for the Wildcats, earning first-team All-America honors during the cross country season, second-team All-America honors (5K) during the indoor track season and first-team All-America accolades (10K) during the outdoor season. Bergman also won the 2013 Pac-12 Championship in the 10,000-meter race, the first title of her career.
Senior-to-be Shapri Romero competed in the first round of the 400-meter run on Thursday. She earned a sixth-place finish in heat three and 17th place overall with a time of 53.20. She did not advance to the semifinal.
On Friday, June 21, senior-to-be Julie Labonté will compete in the shot put at the Canadian National Championships in Moncton, Canada. That competition will begin at 4:30 p.m. MST. Volunteer assistant coach LaTisha Holden, a former Wildcat, will compete in the first round of the 100-meter hurdles at 5:15 p.m. CDT. Georganne Moline, who is now a former Wildcat as well, will run in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles at 5:45 p.m. CDT.
The USA Championships will be broadcast live on ESPN2 from 8-10 p.m. on June 21. On June 22, Universal Sports will broadcast live from 4 to 5 p.m. and the NBC Sports Network will take over from 5-7 p.m. On June 23 live coverage will be from 3-4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and then live coverage will resume from 4-6 p.m. on NBC.