Felix Set to Compete at NCAA Indoor Championships

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Kurt Felix is ready to attend his first NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships this week (March 11-12) at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas. Felix earned an automatic qualifying mark in the heptathlon on Feb. 25 when he scored 5,691 points to win the Western Athletic Conference title and set new school and WAC records in the process.

Knowing he was an automatic qualifier, Felix and the Bronco coaches were waiting to hear if teammates Eetu Viitala (long jump) and Trevor Kraychir (weight throw) would be traveling to the championships as well. Monday night the NCAA announced the final competition fields for each event with Viitala missing the cut by only two inches and Kraychir by three inches.  

Felix will be the only Bronco representing Boise State this year at the indoor championships and makes history as the first to do so in the heptathlon. He ranks 12th out of a field of 16 competitors. The field is tightly packed with Felix sitting only 65 points behind the fifth-ranked competitor Lars Rise of Missouri. Miller Moss of Clemson leads the field with a mark of 5,903 points.

Felix will begin his NCAA indoor journey on Friday, March 11 with the first of two days at 12:00 p.m. (Central) in the 60-meter dash. He will also compete in the long jump, shot put and high jump on Friday. On Saturday, March 12, he will begin day two with the 60-meter hurdles at 12:00 p.m. (Central), followed by the pole vault and 1000-meters scheduled to end around 3:15 p.m. (Central).

Live results can be found at: http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/indoor/03-11-NCAADiv1/

Fans can follow the action at ESPN3.com where they will stream live portions of the championships with NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com streaming the remainder. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 10th 10 a.m.-3:55 p.m. (NCAA.com/aggieathletics.com)/ 3:55 p.m.-8:40 p.m. (ESPN3)

Saturday, March 11 Noon-4:55 p.m. (NCAA.com/ aggieathletics.com)/5 p.m.-7:50 p.m. (ESPN3)

The 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships will air on a tape-delay on Wednesday, March 16 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. 

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