June 4, 1999
BOISE, Idaho. – University of Virginia track and field member Ray Weeden (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) represented the UVa track and field team as he competed on the second day of the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Bronco Stadium. The meet is being hosted by Boise State University. Weeden made his first ever NCAA Championship appearance by competing in the mens 1,500 meter run semi-finals. He finished tenth in the second heat of the preliminary run with a time of 4:00.16. Weeden did not finish in the top 12 spots, therefore, his finish did not qualify him for a chance to compete in the 1,500 meter run finals. He placed 19th overall out of 19 runners in the semi-final event.
On day one of the NCAA Championships, Angela Lee (Somerset, N.J./Franklin) made her fourth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance as she competed in the womens 400 meter hurdle semi-finals. She finished sixth in the second heat of the preliminary run with a time of 1:00.37. Lees time placed her 17th overall out of the 20 competitors in the event, but she needed to finish in one of the top eight spots to advance to the 400 meter hurdle finals.
Although Lee and Weeden will not compete in the finals of their respective events, teammate Ann Crouse (Old Mystic, Conn./Stonington) will get a chance to shine for the Cavaliers. Crouse is the third member of the Virginia track and field team that is competing in the NCAA Championships for Virginia. She will participate in the womens javelin throw finals which is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4. Crouse, who is making her fourth appearance in the NCAA Championships, currently holds the number one mark in the country in the javelin throw with a distance of 188-03.00. She has not been defeated in the javelin throw this season and will look to extend that streak en route to trying to claim the event title on Friday evening.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will continue through Saturday, June 5.