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Gamecocks Earn 24 Bids to NCAA East Preliminary

May 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - Declarations for the NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Championships have been announced by the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee. South Carolina has earned 24 entries into the meet. The event is scheduled for May 29-31 at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

The women's team earned 11 bids from 10 individual athletes, in addition to both the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays. Sophomore Ahtyana Johnson will run in both the 100 meters and 200 meters. Seven men combined for 11 individual entries in addition to the 4x100-meter relay. Seniors Chris Royster (100m, 200m) and Eric Winfrey (200m, 400m) along with freshman Jussi Kanervo (110mH, 400mH) will compete in two events each.

For the fifth straight season, the country has been split into two regions - East and West - with the top 48 athletes (24 relays) in each region qualifying for the Preliminary Round. The East Preliminary is being held in Jacksonville, Fla., with the West Preliminary taking place at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The top 12 finishers in each event at the regional rounds will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 11-14.

For a full list of regional qualifiers, click here.

South Carolina Men - NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers
Event - Name - Class - Mark - Regional Seed
100m - Chris Royster - Sr. - 10.30 - No. 18
100m - Kendall Kee - So. - 10.40 - No. 32
200m - Chris Royster - Sr. - 20.84 - No. 24
200m - Eric Winfrey - Sr. - 21.15 - No. 44
400m - Eric Winfrey - Sr. - 47.28 - No. 42
110mH - Jermaine Collier - So. 13.65 - No. 4
110mH - Jussi Kanervo - Fr. - 13.77 - No. 8
110mH - Dondre Echols - So. - 13.82 - No. 12
400mH - Jussi Kanervo - Fr. - 51.02 - No. 8
4x100m - Kee, Royster, Echols, Winfrey - 39.60 - No. 8
Javelin - Kaleb Zuidema - Fr. - 69.87m // 229'2" - No. 12

 

 

South Carolina Women - NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers
Event - Name - Class - Mark - Regional Seed
100m - Ahtyana Johnson - So. - 11.50 - No. 23
200m - Ahtyana Johnson - So. - 23.51 - No. 24
400m - Precious Holmes - Fr. - 52.89 - No. 11
400m - Briana Haith - Fr. - 53.72 - No. 26
100mH - Chalese Davis - So. - 13.42 - No. 25
400mH - Tyler Brockington - So. - 57.74 - No. 11
400mH - Tamera Harris - Jr. - 58.58 - No. 22
4x100m - Brockington, Harris, Bandy, Johnson - 44.50 - No. 10
4x400m - Johnson, Haith, Brockington, Harris - 3:35.49 - No. 11
High Jump - Sarah Graham - So. - 1.78m // 5-10.00 - No. 21
Pole Vault - Petra Olsen - Sr. - 4.26m // 13-11.75 - No. 9
Long Jump - Alexis Murphy - So. - 6.10m // 20-00.25 - No. 40
Triple Jump - Natasha Dicks - Fr. - 12.74m // 41-09.75 - No. 34

 

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