Sherrina Lofton Gears Up for NCAA Outdoor Championships

June 7, 2011

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Cal State Northridge track & field will be represented by senior Sherrina Lofton at the NCAA Outdoor Championships which get underway Wednesday, June 8 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lofton will open the Heptathlon competition Thursday at 1 p.m. CDT with the first of seven events, the 100 meter hurdles. The High Jump, Shot Put and 200 meters will also be contested on Thursday with the final three events (Long Jump, Javelin and 800 meters) scheduled for Friday.

Lofton, who finished 22nd in the Heptathlon at the 2009 NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., will be among 23 women competing for the title of top all-around athlete this week. She brings a season-best point total of 5,371 into the meet which ranks 19th in the country. Nebraska senior Chantae McMillan comes in with the top total in the nation this season after scoring 5,951 points at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Lofton's best came at the Big West Championships where she won by 255 points over Long Beach State's Phylicia Johnson.

Lofton tallied a career-best 5,420 points at the Northridge Invitational in 2009 and scored 4,531 points in her first NCAA Championship meet that same season. She already has a 15th-place finish this season in the Pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships after scoring 3,814 points.

She brings 2011 season-bests into the seven Heptathlon events (career-bests):

100m Hurdles - 14.06 (14.06)
High Jump - 5-5.75 (5-7)
Shot Put - 36-9 (38-0.25)
200 Meters - 24.11 (23.50)
Long Jump - 19-7.50 (19-7.50)
Javelin - 114-8 (114-8)
800 Meters - 2:19.69 (2:16.22)

2011 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
DRAKE STADIUM
DES MOINES, IOWA

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

HEPTATHLON
1 p.m. - 100 meter Hurdles
est. 2 p.m. - High Jump
est. 5 p.m. - Shot Put
est. 6:30 p.m. - 200 Meters

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

HEPTATHLON
4 p.m. - Long Jump
est. 5:15 p.m. - Javelin
est. 7:45 p.m. - 800 Meters

- GO MATADORS -