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PUEBLO, Colo. (HARDING) - The schedule has been set for the four members of the Harding women's track and field team that will be in competition at the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships beginning Thursday at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl.
Harding senior Tiffany Chambers will be the first Lady Bison in competition. She will compete in the pole vault Thursday at 3 p.m. Central Time (2 p.m. local time). Chambers, a native of Rogers, Ark., is ranked 16th in Division II in the pole vault.
Sophomore Ewa Zaborowska will be next up for Harding. The Wejherowo, Poland native will run in the preliminaries of the 1,500 meters at 6:10 p.m. (5:10 p.m. local). Making her second appearance at nationals, Zaborowska is ranked fourth nationally in the 1,500 meters. Zaborowska will run in the first of two heats with the top four in each heat and the next four fastest times advancing to Saturday's final (6:35 p.m. CT).
Senior Portia Bell will be in action in the first of her two events Thursday at 7:10 p.m. CT. She will run in the second of three preliminaries of the 100 meters with the winner of each heat and the next six fastest times advancing to Saturday's final at 7:38 p.m. CT. Bell, a native of Pacoima, Calif., is ranked fifth nationally in the 100 meters.
Bell is the only Lady Bison in action Friday. She will race in the second of three preliminaries of the 200 meters at 6:30 p.m. CT. The winner of each of the three heats and the next six fastest times will advance to Saturday's final at 8:45 p.m. CT. Bell is ranked 12th in Division II in the 200 meters.
Junior Kristen Celsor, a native of Searcy, Ark., will compete in the high jump Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT. Celsor is ranked 10th in Division II in the high jump.
The top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors.
The meet will be broadcast live on NCAA.com and at HardingSports.com. Coverage begins Thursday at 5:45 p.m. CT., continues Friday at 6:30 p.m., and concludes Saturday at 6 p.m. A link for live updates will also be available on both sites.