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“It’s just the first round, just trying to win the race, of course, and make it to the next round”.

Throwing under the lights after a two-hour rain delay pushed the event well past sunset, Ellis finished 10th overall with a throw of 67.07m (220-0). All-American’s Emmanuel Korir and Michael Saruni will compete at 7:35 p.m on Thursday.

Crittenden enters this week’s regional with the 3rd fastest time in the country this season.

Tai Dinger is looking to advance ie the men’s 800 meters. He placed seventh in the javelin at the NCAA Championships as a sophomore in 2015 and placed 12th as a junior last season. She’s also ranked second in the heptathlon and will run on the 400 relay team with Chyenne Kimble, Jasmine Ramos, and Kara Romani.

“She was seeded 22nd going into the meet”.

“David Cline was almost five feet shy of the top-12, yet recorded a 4’5” personal best in the hammer throw to finish 19th with a mark of 213’6″/66.60m. The Slovakian native ranks 18th overall in the west region.

Preliminaries begin Thursday, May 25, and will run through Saturday, May 27.

Western Kentucky also had some qualifiers, as Emmanuel Dasor moved on to the NCAA championships in the 400-meter dash, and Julius Moore grabbed the final qualifying spot to Eugene in the 100-meter dash.

“My goals are to take maybe three easy throws and just get through in a good place and get to nationals in Eugene”. Calvin is now tied for 33 place with two points. Brenna Porter, ranked No. 9, will compete in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles.

The Lady Tigers wound up with nine athletes advancing to the quarterfinals Thursday, while long jumper Nataliyah Friar became their first qualifier for nationals.

He won the 800 and 1,500 at the league meet earlier this month and has 10 wins in his last six meets, including the NCAA title in the indoor mile in March.

Asa Guevara will take the track in the men’s 400m at 6:45 p.m.

Carnes will compete in the 200-meter quarterfinals Saturday. He helped both the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay team finish fourth and second, respectively.

An Olympia, Wash. native, Bulger will be making her second consecutive NCAA Preliminary Round appearance in the javelin, traveling previous year to Lawrence, Kan., where she finished 33rd with a toss of 146-11 (44.78m).

On the women’s side, Shea Collinsworth punched her ticket for the next round in the 800m with a 2:07.64.

Krzyszkowski seemed to struggle finding a groove and was unable to put it all together despite entering competition coming off his fourth-straight BIG EAST championship, where he threw for 70.26 meters (230 feet, 6 inches).

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