KU Track & Field Secures 35 Spots At NCAA West Prelim

By: KU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: KU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Track & Field program learned Thursday afternoon that 35 entries between the men's and women's teams have been accepted into the preliminary round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held May 23-25 in Austin, Texas.

For the third time in four years, Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas will serve as the host site of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds next weekend.

The other half of the nation will trek to Greensboro, N.C. for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds being held at Aggie Stadium and hosted by North Carolina A&T.

The No. 1-ranked KU women feature 19 athletes earning 22 entries into the meet, while the No. 21-ranked Jayhawk men boast 14 athletes earning 13 entries into the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.

The NCAA Selection Committee accepted the top 48 performers in each individual event and the top 24 relay teams in both relays to compete at each site hosting the NCAA Preliminary Rounds for a total of 96 individuals and 48 relays competing in each event nationwide.

When competing in the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, the top 12 finishers in each open and relay event will qualify for the national semifinal and final rounds of the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships scheduled to run June 5-8 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

KU Athletes Accepted into the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds

Athlete, Event, Time/Mark (Regional Rank)
Natalia Bartnovskaya, Pole Vault, 14-7.25 (#2)
Natalie Becker, 1,500m, 4:25.28 (#37)
Heather Bergmann, Javelin, 171’4” (#3)
Sydney Conley, Long Jump, 20’10” (#8)
Paris Daniels, 200m, 22.73 (#3)
Diamond Dixon, 400m, 51.73 (#2)
Andrea Geubelle, Long Jump, 21’5.25” (#4)
Andrea Geubelle, Triple Jump, 45’5.25” (#2)
Christen Guenther, Pole Vault, 14’1.75” (#6)
Jaimie House, Pole Vault, 12’11.5” (#37)
Alena Krechyk, Hammer Throw, 223’7” (#2)
Jessica Maroszek, Shot Put, 51’10.5” (#30)
Jessica Maroszek, Discus, 186’4” (#3)
Anastasiya Muchkayev, Shot Put, 53’5” (#18)
Anastasiya Muchkayev, Discus, 172’5” (#28)
Hannah Richardson, 1,500m, 4:26.80 (#48)
Francine Simpson, Long Jump, 21’10.75” (#2)
Tianna Valentine, 100m, 11.64 (#40)
Lindsay Vollmer, High Jump, 5’8.5” (#36)
Lindsay Vollmer, Heptathlon, 5,644 (#5)***
Daniels, Valentine, Morris, Dixon; 4x100m, 43.89 (#5)
Morris, Dixon, Washington, Daniels; 4x400m, 3:30.73 (#5)

*** - Heptathletes will advance straight to Final Rounds of NCAA Championships, June 5-8.

Athlete, Event, Time/Mark (Regional Rank)
DeMario Johnson, 100m, 10.55 (#47)
Kyle Clemons, 400m, 45.10 (#3)
Brendan Soucie, 800m, 1:50.21 (#43)
Josh Munsch, 1,500m, 3:41.58 (#9)
Evan Landes, 10,000m, 29:31.23 (#23)
Michael Stigler, 400mH, 49.42 (#2)
Nick Giancana, High Jump, 7’1.5” (#7)
Jonathan Fuller, High Jump, 6’11.75” (#26)
Alex Bishop, Pole Vault, 17’1.5” (#28)
Casey Bowen, Pole Vault, 17’0.5” (#35)
Jonathan Miller, Discus, 183’5” (#22)
Jesse Vaughn, Javelin, 222’8” (#19)
Clemons, Johnson, Stigler, McCuin; 4x400m, 3:05.93 (#9)

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