May 19, 2016

NCAA East Preliminary Field Announced


May 19, 2016

Accepted Entries

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The NCAA and U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced accepted entries for the 2016 NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday. Twenty-four individual Buckeyes, along with two relay teams, will represent Ohio State at the three-day event scheduled for May 26-28 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Top 12 marks/times in each event will advance, along with the Top 12 marks/times from the West prelim, to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships June 8-11 in Eugene, Ore.

Here are the competing Buckeyes and their seeds entering the preliminary:

Men’s 100m
Nick Gray, No. 17

Men’s 200m
Gray, No. 11

Women’s 200m
Aisha Cavin, No. 12

Men’s 400m
Champ Page, No. 9

Women’s 400m
SoSo Walker, No. 9
Cavin, No. 31

Men’s 800m
Jared Fleming, No. 36

Women’s 800m
Rachel Weber, No. 14

Women’s 1500m
Tammy Berger, No. 42

Women’s 10,000m
Minori Minagawa, No. 35
Sakiko Minagawa, No. 46

Women’s 100m Hurdles
Chantel Ray, No. 34

Men’s 110m Hurdles
DaJuan Seward, No. 45

Men’s 400m Hurdles
Antonio Blanks, No. 10

Women’s 400m Hurdles
Alexis Franklin, No. 2
Christine London, No. 44

Men’s 4x400m Relay
Ohio State, No. 13

Women’s 4x400m Relay
Ohio State, No. 6

Men’s Pole Vault
Coty Cobb, No. 32

Men’s Long Jump
Zack Bazile, No. 19

Women’s Triple Jump
Mikaela Seibert, No. 37

Men’s Shot Put
J.C. Murasky, No. 2
Max Seipel, No. 42

Women’s Shot Put
Alyssa Gary, No. 32
Sade Olatoye, No. 38

Men’s Discus
Jared Ballenger, No. 41

Women’s Discus
Olatoye, No. 30

Women’s Hammer
Olatoye, No. 15

Men’s Javelin
Bill Stanley, No. 10

Women’s Javelin
Allie Missler, No. 27