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Catching Up with Chelanga and Watson

March 10, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Nick Pierce chats with NCAA national qualifiers Jaime Watson and Sam Chelanga.
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Liberty redshirt junior Sam Chelanga will make his third trip to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, while redshirt senior Jaime Watson will make her national meet debut. Nick Pierce caught up with both of Liberty's national qualifiers, before they depart for Fayetteville, Ark.

Chelanga, a six-time All-American, will compete in the men's 5K final Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern, at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Seeded No. 2, he will attempt to become Liberty's first ever NCAA Division I men's track & field national champion, indoors or outdoors.

Watson is seeded No. 15 in the women's 800. She will compete in the prelims Friday at 8:10 p.m. Eastern. The final is slated for Saturday at 8:45 p.m. Eastern.

Keep an eye on LibertyFlames.com for a complete NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships preview on Thursday.