Day One of NCAA West Prelim Washed Out, Meet Schedule Altered


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Lightning and more than four inches of rain spelled doom for the opening day of action at the NCAA West Preliminary Thursday at Rock Chalk Park. The men’s hammer throw and women’s javelin were the only two events to get underway Thursday before weather delays halted action. Meet officials suspended all events for the meet until Friday morning.
The women’s 10,000 meters will kick things off Friday, with the starting gun set to go off at 8 a.m. The men’s 10K will follow at 8:40 a.m.
Events originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon will then be contested beginning with the women’s 100 meter quarterfinal at 9:20 a.m.
All running events will be run as a quarterfinal for the remainder of the meet. The heat winners of the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters as well as the 100/110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles as well as the next six fastest times will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The top two in each heat of the 1,500 meter races as well as the next four fastest overall will also advance. All other running events advance by original procedure.
The men’s pole vault, originally scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon, will be moved indoors to Anschutz Pavilion. The event is slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. The women’s pole vault as well as both the men’s and women’s high jumps will also be held in Anschutz.
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