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Thursday May 16, 2013Qualifiers Announced for NCAA East Preliminary Round

Gainesville, Fla.

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The NCAA has released its list of qualifiers for the track and field preliminary rounds, slated for May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C and Austin, Texas. Florida has been awarded 48 qualifiers (22 men, 26 women) for the upcoming NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University.

 

The Gator men are the defending NCAA Outdoor Champions and have placed in the top three at the last four NCAA Outdoor Championships, while the Florida women recorded a third-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

 

Seven Gators enter the East Preliminary Round as the top seed in the region, including both of Floridaís 4x400-meter relays. Individually, Ciarra Brewer (Union City, Calif.) in the womenís triple jump, Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas) in the menís triple jump, Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) in the 1,500 meters, Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) in the 400-meter hurdles and Marija Vucenovic (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) in the javelin all lead the East in their respective events. Craddock also leads the NCAA in the menís triple jump and is the defending NCAA Outdoor Champion in the event.

 

Five Gators qualified for multiple individual events, including Darshay Davis (Mirimar, Fla.) in the womenís 100 and 200 meters, Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.) in the menís long and triple jumps, Lorraine Graham (Springdale, Md.) in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump, Ndu in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles and Agata Strausa (Riga, Latvia) in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters.

 

48 individual qualifiers and 24 relay teams from each region will compete at either the East or West Preliminary Rounds, as the qualifiers are then whittled down to 24 individuals and 12 relays who will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

 

A full list of Floridaís qualifiers for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds is below:

 

Women

100 Meters

Darshay Davis

200 Meters

Destinee Gause

200 Meters

Darshay Davis

400 Meters

Ebony Eutsey

400 Meters

Robin Reynolds

400 Meters

Lanie Whittaker

1,500 Meters

Cory McGee*

1,500 Meters

Agata Strausa

1,500 Meters

Shelby Hayes

1,500 Meters

Mandy Perkins

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Stephanie Strasser

5,000 Meters

Agata Strausa

10,000 Meters

Florence Ngetich

100-Meter Hurdles

Ugonna Ndu

100-Meter Hurdles

Lorraine Graham

400-Meter Hurdles

Ugonna Ndu*

400-Meter Hurdles

Amani Bryant

4x400-Meter Relay

Florida*

High Jump

Taylor Burke

Long Jump

Lorraine Graham

Triple Jump

Ciarra Brewer*

Discus Throw

Ashley Miller

Discus Throw

Kaitlin Davis

Hammer Throw

Jayla Bostic

Javelin Throw

Marija Vucenovic*

Javelin Throw

Fawn Miller

Men

200 Meters

Dedric Dukes

200 Meters

Leonardo Seymore

400 Meters

Arman Hall

400 Meters

Najee Glass

400 Meters

Hugh Graham, Jr.

800 Meters

Sean Obinwa

800 Meters

Ryan Schnulle

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Mark Parrish

10,000 Meters

Jimmy Clark

10,000 Meters

Josh Izewski

110-Meter Hurdles

Eddie Lovett

400-Meter Hurdles

Kadesh Roberts

4x100-Meter Relay

Florida

4x400-Meter Relay

Florida*

Pole Vault

Jared Watkins

Long Jump

Marquis Dendy

Triple Jump

Omar Craddock*#

Triple Jump

Marquis Dendy

Hammer Throw

Jeremy Postin

Hammer Throw

Kyle Strawn

Hammer Throw

David Triassi

Hammer Throw

David Levin

* denotes top seed in NCAA East Preliminary

# denotes top overall seed in NCAA

 

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