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March 15, 2013

TULSA, Okla. -

- The Tulsa track and field squad will open up the 2013 outdoor campaign with the Tulsa Duels on Saturday at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium on the campus of The University of Tulsa.

Field events will begin at 9 a.m., and track events will start at 1 p.m., and the meet is open and free to the public. 16 different schools will compete during the meet.

Last Time Out: NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (3/9/13)

Freshman Bryce Robinson claimed sixth in the 60-meter dash, while senior Chris O'Hare snared seventh-place in the mile at the 2013 Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

This marked the first time that TU had two student athletes achieve All-America status at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Robinson became TU's first freshman All-American and the Golden Hurricane's first athlete to garner All-America honors in an indoor sprint event. After a false start which disqualified Virginia Tech's Darrell Wesh, Robinson shot out of the blocks to achieve a time of 6.69 to earn a sixth-place showing. D"Angelo Cherry of Mississippi State, the 2013 US National Champion in the 60-meter dash, won the event in 6.54 which featured three freshmen.

O'Hare, the collegiate record holder in the indoor mile, started off towards the middle of the pack as Arizona's Lawi Lalang took a lead. O'Hare made a move surging from seventh place to second straight with three laps to go, but with a lap to go O'Hare slipped from the top of the second pack to seventh, where he would finish the race with a time of 4:02.96. Lalang won the event with a meet record time of 3:54.74, while North Carolina State's Ryan Hill was second in 3:55.25.

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