Setzler among UCA group at NCAA preliminary

The University of Central Arkansas will have three track and field athletes competing at this week’s NCAA West Preliminary being held on the University of Arkansas campus at Fayetteville.

Senior Erika Setzler of Conway will run the 3,000 meter steeplechase at 9:30 Friday night at John McDonnell Field. Setzler won the Southland Conference championship two weeks ago at UCA’s Bill Stephens Track and Soccer Complex, with a school-record time of 10:20.56. She also finished third in the 10,000 meters at the SLC meet.

Senior Tanesha Maxwell, from Tampa, Fla., will run the 100 meters. Maxwell finished third at the SLC Outdoor Championships in a time of 11.66. She also ran a leg on the sixth-place 4x100 relay team.

Anthony Farris-King, a sophomore from El Dorado, qualified in the triple jump and will compete Saturday. Farris-King was sixth at the SLC Outdoor with a leap of 13.83 meters. He jumped a season-best of 15.10 at the Arkansas State Red Wolf Open on April 25.

UCA men set soccer schedule

The University of Central Arkansas men’s 2014 soccer schedule includes eight home matches, including three in Missouri Valley Conference play.

The Bears will open the season with a three-game road trip, facing off against Mississippi College in Jackson on Aug. 16, before taking on the University of Mobile in Jackson on the 18th. Central Arkansas will close out the trip with a visit to Tulsa, Okla., to take on Tulsa University on Aug. 23.

UCA will open its home slate with a three-game stand starting with Oral Roberts on Aug. 29, followed by Incarnate Word and Eastern Illinois..

After a two-game trip to California in which the Bears will play St. Mary’s and San Francisco, UCA will open MVC play at home, hosting the Missouri State Bears on Sept. 19.

Other home games include Memphis, SIU-Edwardsville, Lipscomb and Loyaola-Chicago.