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South Carolina Track Earns 26 Bids To NCAA East Preliminary
Marvin Reitze is the NCAA East leader in the pole vault

May 17, 2012

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By Miquel Jacobs
Assistant Media Relations Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Declarations for the NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Championships have been announced with South Carolina qualifying 26 entries into the meet that will be held May 24-26 at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

The women's team qualified 14 entries between 12 athletes, in addition to the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. The men's team qualified 12 entries between 10 athletes, in addition to both relays as well. Of the women's individual bids, four are seniors, one is a junior, four are sophomores and three are freshmen. Of the men's individual bids, three are seniors, one is a junior, three are sophomores and three are freshman.

For the third straight season, the country has been split into two regions - East and West - with the top 48 athletes in a region qualifying for the Preliminary Round. The East Preliminary will be held in Jacksonville, Fla., and the West Preliminary will be held in Austin, Texas. The top 12 finishers in an event at each regional preliminary will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships that will be held June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.

South Carolina Men - NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers

EventAthleteClassMarkReg. RankNat. Rank
100mChris RoysterSoph.10.342444
100mDamiere ByrdFr.10.423876
400mClayton GravesandeSoph.45.931019
400m HurdlesJuan StennerFr.51.762661
4x100m RelayRoyster, Byrd
Gravesande, Winfrey
4x400m RelayGravesande, Carter
Royster, Stenner
Pole VaultMarvin ReitzeSr.18'1 (5.51m)15
Pole VaultMatt ShulerSr.17'3 (5.26m)2040
Long JumpJarrod HutchenJr.26'1 3/4 (7.97m)36
Triple JumpDorian JohnsonSoph.50'6 (15.39m)3061
Shot PutLouis DaySr.55'9 (16.99m)47--
JavelinJoshua SuttmeierFr.227'9 (69.42m)1628

South Carolina Women - NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers

EventAthleteClassMarkReg. RankNat. Rank
200mKelsey McCorkleSr.23.783193
400mErika RuckerFr.53.171331
SteeplechaseBeatrice BiwottSr.10:27.703671
100m HurdlesChalese DavisFr.13.603671
400m HurdlesAmber AllenSoph.58.451439
4x100m RelayDelaney, McCorkle
Bandy, Allen
4x400m RelayRucker, Rodriques, Green, Allen3:34.77728
High JumpJeannelle ScheperSoph.6'0 (1.83m)510
Pole VaultPetra OlsenSoph.13'4 1/4 (4.07m)1644
Triple JumpRadiance BasdenSr.42'5 1/4 (12.93m)1325
Shot PutBreanna RadfordJr.51'9 3/4 (15.79m)2045
Shot PutKatie VuckovichSr.49'1 3/4 (14.98m)41--
Shot PutKaysee SullivanFr.48'6 3/4 (14.80m)44--
JavelinEmily LaurenceSoph.143'8 (43.78m)41--




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