Aggies set for start of IAAF World Championships in Moscow

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MOSCOW, Russia -- A crew of eight athletes from Texas A&M will be competing in the 14th IAAF World Championships held in the historic Luzhniki Stadium, host of the 1980 Olympics. The global event will feature over 2,000 athletes from more than 200 countries during the nine-day competition, August 10-18.

The meet begins early on Saturday morning in Moscow with a 9:30 a.m. start for the opening session, which is 12:30 a.m. locally. Coverage of the World Championships is available via NBC and Universal Sports as they combine for 46 hours of action. Via the web UniversalSports.com will stream all events live and a schedule is available at their website.

Half of A&M crew will be competing for Team USA with Jessica Beard (4x400), Curtis Mitchell (200m), Jeneba Tarmoh (200m, 4x100) and Aries Merritt (110 hurdles), who is a volunteer assistant with the Aggies.

The other half of the Aggie group includes Australia’s Fabrice Lapierre (long jump), Shavez Hart of the Bahamas (100, 4x100) along with Wayne Davis II (110 hurdles) and Deon Lendore (400, 4x400) of Trinidad & Tobago. Hart is an incoming junior at Texas A&M after competing at South Plains Junior College in Texas.

Sam Humphreys would have been the ninth A&M athlete in Moscow, but an injury during competition in Finland knocked the Aggie senior out of the javelin event at the World Championships.

Texas A&M Athletes at IAAF World Championships

Team USA Event Competition dates (Texas local time)
Jessica Beard 4x400 relay Prelims: Friday (8-16), 2:30 a.m.
FINAL: Saturday (8-17), 10:30 a.m.
Aries Merritt 110 hurdles Prelims: Sunday (8-11), 12:40 a.m.
Semi: Monday (8-12), 10:05 a.m.
FINAL: Monday (8-12), 12:30 p.m.
Curtis Mitchell 200 meters Prelims: Friday (8-16), 1:35 a.m.
Semi: Friday (8-16), 10:40 a.m.
FINAL: Saturday (8-17), 11:10 a.m.
Jeneba Tarmoh 200 meters Prelims: Thursday (8-15), 1:55 a.m.
Semi: Thursday (8-15), 10:45 a.m.
FINAL: Friday (8-16), 12:15 p.m.
4x100 relay Prelim: Sunday (8-18), 7:15 a.m.
FINAL: Sunday (8-18), 9:10 a.m.

Australia
Fabrice Lapierre Long jump Qualification: Wednesday (8-14), 1:25 a.m.
FINAL: Friday (8-16), 10:30 a.m.
Bahamas
Shavez Hart 100 meters Prelims: Saturday (8-10), 11:15 a.m.
Semi: Sunday (8-11), 10:05 a.m.
FINAL: Sunday (8-11), 12:50 p.m.
4x100 relay Prelims: Sunday (8-18), 7:50 a.m.
FINAL: Sunday (8-18), 9:40 a.m.

Trinidad & Tobago
Wayne Davis II 110 hurdles Prelims: Sunday (8-11), 12:40 a.m.
Semi: Monday (8-12), 10:05 a.m.
FINAL: Monday (8-12), 12:30 p.m.
Deon Lendore 400 meters Prelims: Sunday (8-11), 2:05 a.m.
Semi: Monday (8-12), 11:05 a.m.
FINAL: Tuesday (8-13), 12:50 p.m.
4x400 relay Prelims: Thursday (8-15), 10:05 a.m.
FINAL: Friday (8-16), 12:30 p.m.

IAAF World Championships - Television coverage

Saturday, Aug. 10 LIVE 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Universal Sports
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. NBC
Re-Air 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Universal Sports

Sunday, Aug. 11 LIVE 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. Universal Sports
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. NBC
Re-Air 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Universal Sports

Monday, Aug. 12 LIVE 12:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Universal Sports
LIVE 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Universal Sports

Tuesday, Aug. 13 LIVE 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Universal Sports
LIVE 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Universal Sports

Wednesday, Aug. 14 LIVE 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Universal Sports

Thursday, Aug. 15 LIVE 12:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Universal Sports
LIVE 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Universal Sports

Friday, Aug. 16 LIVE 12:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Universal Sports
LIVE 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Universal Sports

Saturday, Aug. 17 LIVE 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NBC
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Universal Sports
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. NBC
Re-Air 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Universal Sports

Sunday, Aug. 18 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. NBC
Re-Air 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Universal Sports




 
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