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South Carolina Track Earns 40 Bids To NCAA East Regional
Freshman Beatrice Biwott is the first Gamecock to qualify for regionals in the 3,000m steeplechase.

May 25, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Declarations for the NCAA East Region Track and Field Championships have been announced with South Carolina qualifying 42 entries into the meet that will be held May 29-30 at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. 

The women's team qualified 20 entries between 16 athletes, in addition to the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. The sixth-ranked men's team qualified 20 entries between 15 athletes, in addition to both relays as well.

Athletes that earn top five finishes in their events automatically qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships that will be held June 10-13 in Fayetteville, Ark. South Carolina has eight athletes ranked in the top five in the region in their events, including Jason Richardson and Johnny Dutch who lead the region in the 110m- and 400m hurdles, respectively.

The following are the men's and women's NCAA East Region qualifiers. Those marked with an asterisk (*) did not declare for the East Region meet.

South Carlina Men - NCAA Regional Qualifiers

EventAthleteMarkStandardNat. RankReg. Rank
100mJohnathan Hancock10.3410.553110
Antonio Sales10.4210.555317
200mAntonio Sales20.7221.35178
Obakeng Ngwigwa*20.8421.353517
Quentin Moore*21.0021.355622
400mObakeng Ngwigwa46.4747.204213
Quentin Moore46.5947.204817
110m HurdlesJason Richardson13.2914.3011
Booker Nunley13.4914.3032
Johnny Dutch13.6814.30135
400m HurdlesJohnny Dutch48.5852.5111
4x100m RelayHancock, Sales,
Moore, Ngwigwa
4x400m RelayNgwigwa, Richardson,
Dutch, Anderson
Pole VaultElliott Haynie5.45m5.05m52
Marvin Reitze5.15m5.05m5513
Matt Shuler5.05m5.05m9917
Shot PutJason Cook19.39m16.80m53
DiscusJeff Merkt53.87m51.70m5412
HammerMichael Zajac64.59m56.80m258
JavelinErik Heymann67.08m61.6m289

South Carlina Women - NCAA Regional Qualifiers

EventAthleteMarkStandardNat. RankReg. Rank
100mLakya Brookins11.3011.75122
Shayla Mahan11.5511.754612
Gabrielle Glenn11.5711.755115
Breehana Jacobs11.7411.7512034
200mShayla Mahan23.8623.968217
400mBrandi Cross52.7354.61103
Nadonnia Rodrigues*54.3254.617417
3,000m SteepleBeatrice Biwott10:48.7710:50.2512439
100m HurdlesKettiany Clarke13.5513.924616
Janica Austin13.5513.924718
400m HurdlesJanica Austin58.061:00.82147
Radiance Basden1:00.491:00.8210638
4x100m RelayBrookins, Mahan,
Glenn, Jacobs
4x400m RelayCross, Jacobs,
Austin, Glenn
Pole VaultSallie Gurganus4.00m3.85m458
Liza Todd3.95m3.85m6213
Allison Nicosia3.85m3.85m10620
Vica Shobe3.85m3.85m9221
Shot PutStacee Roberts14.51m14.30m11226
DiscusAimee Kodat49.28m47.306212




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