Junior sprinter Aaron Raaden has qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Indoor Track and Field Championship in the 200m. Radden, a three-time Northeast Conference Champion in the event, will travel to Nampo, Idaho for the championships on March 9 and 10.
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Radden is one of 15 finalists in the 200 meter dash. His school-record time of 20.96 put him ninth on the performance list for the 2012 championships.
"Aaron is one of the hardest workers I have ever been around," head coach Eric Blake said on Monday. "He continues to improve and excel at not only the 200m, but all of his events. Aaron is a fine representative of the University, and he has the chance to contend for an NCAA title in his event. His commitment has paid off and we can't wait for him to compete this weekend."
Radden broke 21 seconds for the first time this season, and set his new school record, this past weekend at the IC4A Championships. He has won three 200 meter NEC titles in his three seasons with the Blue Devils.
ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 9 from 7:30-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10 from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
NCAA.com and broncosports.com will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (12:30-8 pm ET).