35 different entries from Kansas track and field athletes were accepted into the NCAA West Prelims field. The top-ranked women team were granted 22 entries from 19 different athletes, while the men who are ranked 21st, earned 13 entries.
Mike Meyers Stadium in Austin, Texas will host the prelims to be held on May 23rd through 25th. The rest of the country travels to Greensboro, North Carolina, at the campus of North Carolina A T&T for the East Prelims. The outdoor NCAA Track and Field championships take place in Eugene, Oregon at the campus of the Oregon Ducks over June 3rd to 5th.
The top 12 finishers at each event advance to the NCAA championships. The NCAA selection committee welcomes the top 48 performers in each event and the top 24 on the relay side of things for the prelims.
Andrea Geubelle in the triple and long jump events, Jessica Maroszek in the shot put and discus, and Lindsey Vollmer in the heptathlon, and high jump events are three double performers on the women’s side, not to mention Paris Daniels who competes in the 200m run, and relays for the 4×100, and 4×400. Summer Olympics 2012 Olympian Diamond Dixon also competes for both relay events.
Don’t forget to like us on facebook @ through the phog