AUSTIN, Texas — FloTrack, the innovator in live sports and original content, has partnered with the NCAA and NCAA Digital—managed by Turner Sports—to live-stream the 2018 NCAA Division I East and West Preliminary Rounds over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend from Thursday, May 24, through Saturday, May 26.
The NCAA West Preliminary Round will be hosted at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium in California, while the University of South Florida’s Track & Field Stadium will host the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa.
The NCAA Preliminary Rounds act as the gateway to the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships. The top 24 relay teams and top 48 competitors in each event earn a place in their respective region—either the East or the West, depending on the location of their NCAA institution. By the end of the weekend, the top 12 finishers in each event advance to the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships, which will be held this year at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.
“As a company dedicated to growing the sport of track and field, we’re proud to partner with the NCAA and NCAA Digital to bring fans live coverage of the Division I Preliminary Rounds,” FloSports co-founder and COO Mark Floreani said. “Showcasing the nation’s top student-athletes in such an electric atmosphere is an incredible opportunity, and we look forward to continuing to elevate this pivotal event through our original content and live production.”
Last year’s NCAA Preliminary Round action saw a number of outstanding performances, including a new NCAA record in the 400m set by Texas A&M’s Fred Kerley and Christian Coleman of Tennessee’s second-fastest men’s collegiate 200m of all time. The women's competition also saw standout results from Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers as she qualified in the 800m and anchored her 4x400m relay to the championships, while Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen qualified for three events in the hammer, discus and shot put.
Stay tuned to FloTrack throughout the next few weeks for complete coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I East & West Preliminary Rounds, including the live event stream, race archives, editorial content and social updates.
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Subscribers can watch the 2018 NCAA Division I East & West Preliminary Rounds live on the FloSports app on Roku or Apple TV 4.
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About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Google Cloud, Indeed, Infiniti, Intel, Lowe’s, Marriott International, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League beginning in Summer 2018. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports recently launched B/R Live, a premium live streaming sports platform that serves as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The new streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.