Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

A-State’s Pascoe Primed for Steeplechase Semis in Eugene

June 7, 2022

JONESBORO, Ark. (6/7/22) – Bennett Pascoe is set to represent the Arkansas State track and field program for the second consecutive season, competing in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Pascoe, a 2021 Second Team All-American in the event, will first race in the semifinals at 7:02 p.m. CT Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The top five in each heat, plus the next two fastest overall times, advance to Friday’s final. If he finishes among those dozen, he will race in the final at 8:24 p.m. CT Friday.

ESPN2 is slated to televise both days of competition nationally.


  • Bennett Pascoe is Arkansas State’s first athlete to qualify in back-to-back championships since Carter Shell qualified for the long jump in 2018 and 2019. Pascoe finished 11th overall last season to earn a Second-Team All-American nod and became the program’s first men’s track All-American since Jaylen Bacon in 2018 as well as the first for the distance program.
  • PASCOE’S PATH TO EUGENE: Pascoe – the two-time Sun Belt Conference steeplechase champion – advanced to his second straight championships by finishing second in his heat at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 27. He ran a season-best time of 8:39.46 to earn the automatic bid.
  • Arkansas State has had at least one athlete compete in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 11 consecutive championships. The 2020 national meet was not contested due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Including the 2020 indoor championships, which were canceled a day before the first day of the meet, A-State has qualified an athlete in at least one of the championships in 12 straight years.
  • Pascoe is the only competitor from the Sun Belt Conference in the men’s steeplechase.
  • Ten athletes from last season’s 24-athlete field return for this year’s steeplechase at the championships, including Pascoe.
  • A-State is one of just three Sun Belt Conference programs with at least one athlete in the  NCAA Outdoor Championships on the men’s side, joining UT Arlington and South Alabama.


For the latest on the A-State track and field program, follow @AStateTrack on Twitter and @Arkansas_State_Track on Instagram, while also liking the team’s Facebook page at

Print Friendly Version

Original article source: | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Related Articles

Busy Week Set For A-State Track and Field

Story Links Live Results (Texas Relays) JONESBORO, Ark. (3/23/22) – Arkansas State's track and field teams are set for a busy week of competition, with action spread across three meets Read more

A-State Begins Outdoor Season At Louisiana Classics

Story Links Live Results JONESBORO, Ark. (3/17/22) – Reigning Sun Belt Conference outdoor track and field champions begin their run to a title defense on Friday, traveling to Acadiana for Read more

A-State Posts Eight Personal Bests At Louisville

Story Links Results (PDF) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (1/29/22) – Eight Arkansas State track and field athletes posted personal-best marks on Saturday at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational, including six from distance Read more

Nelvis To Be Inducted Into Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame Friday

Story Links JONESBORO, Ark. (6/2/22) – One of the greatest to ever toe the starting line at Arkansas State, four-time All-American and former national champion Sharika Nelvis has been tabbed Read more


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest