Jayhawks Secure 39 Spots for NCAA West Prelims

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas track & field program learned Thursday afternoon that 39 entries between the men’s and women’s teams have been accepted into the preliminary round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held May 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
For the fourth time since the current NCAA Championship qualifying format was put in place in 2010, 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 Jacksonville, Florida for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds being held at Hodges Stadium and hosted by North Florida.
The No. 25-ranked KU women feature 17 athletes and a relay earning 22 entries into the meet, while the Jayhawk men boast 15 athletes and a relay earning 17 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 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 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships scheduled to run June 10-13 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Kansas Athletes Accepted into the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Athlete, Event, Time/Mark (Regional Rank)
Whitney Adams, 800m, 2:08.74 (#35)
Sydney Conley, Long Jump, 6.57m (#1)
Daria Cook, 400m Hurdles, 1:00.17 (#46)
Hannah Dimmick, 800m, 2:09.55 (#46)
Jaimie House, Pole Vault, 4.20m (#15)
Rhavean King, 800m, 2:08.11 (#26)
Daina Levy, Discus, 51.70m (#40)
Daina Levy, Hammer Throw, 65.81m (#4)
Anastasiya Muchkayev, Shot Put, 16.10m (#19)
Anastasiya Muchkayev, Discus, 52.41m (#32)
Grace Pickell, High Jump, 1.76m, (#40)
Colleen O’Brien, High Jump, 1.85m, (#6)
Hannah Richardson, 1,500m, 4:18.43 (#8)
Alexis Romero, Pole Vault, 4.10m (#30)
Zainab Sanni, 100m, 11.42 (#15)
Zainab Sanni, 200m, 23.59 (#25)
Laura Taylor, Pole Vault, 4.07m (#34)
Dasha Tsema, Discus, 53.82m (#19)
Lindsay Vollmer, High Jump, 1.76m (#41)
Lindsay Vollmer, Heptathlon, 5,786 (#2)***
Kianna Weinzheimer, Javelin, 46.76m (#32)
Conley, Sanni, Thomas, Vollmer; 4x100m, 45.07 (#15)
*** – Heptathletes will advance straight to Final Rounds of NCAA Championships, June 5-8.
Athlete, Event, Time/Mark (Regional Rank)
Jake Albright, Pole Vault, 5.26m (#24)
Aaron Blevins, Pole Vault, 5.20m (#36)
Cole Ceban, Shot Put, 18.51m (#23)
Cole Ceban, Discus, 58.06m (#6)
Mitch Cooper, Discus, 58.05m (#7)
Nic Giancana, High Jump, 2.21m (#7)
Jaron Hartley, 200m, 20.91 (#29)
Austin Hoag, High Jump, 2.13m (#35)
Anthonio Humphrey, 800m, 1:49.75, (#34)
Greg Lupton, Pole Vault, 5.25m (#29)
Kenneth McCuin, 400m, 47.09 (#41)
Nick Meyer, Pole Vault, 5.30m (#16)
Jonathan Miller, Discus, 54.39m (#39)
Josh Munsch, 1,500m, 3:44.01 (#29)
Michael Stigler, 400m Hurdles, 48.44 (#1)
James Wilson, 10,000m, 29:35.99 (#39)
Daniels, McCuin, Stigler, Wilson; 4x400m, 3:08.55 (#16)
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