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Gamecock Track Begins NCAA Preliminary Round Thursday

May 23, 2012

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By Miquel Jacobs
Assistant Media Relations Director

NCAA Preliminary Round | Thursday - Saturday
Live Results | Live Video (Info TBA) | SC Notes
General Information | NCAA Preliminary Round at Jacksonville, Fla.
Championship Central | Women's Heat Sheets | Men's Heat Sheets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - South Carolina (Men-NR, Women-NR) travels to Jacksonville, Fla., to compete in the 2012 NCAA Preliminary Round Championships held at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida. The three-day meet begins Thursday, May 24.

Live results and a live webcam will be provided throughout the three days of competition with links available at A schedule of when each Gamecock athlete is competing can be found on the MEET NOTES.

The women's team qualified 15 entries between 13 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, five 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.

Sophomore Vashti Bandy was added as an individual qualifier to the women's 200-meter dash this week, earning her first career individual bid to the NCAA Championships.

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
200mVashti BandySoph.23.9677--
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--




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