May 22, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Oklahoma track and field teams continue the outdoor season this weekend, May 24-26 at the NCAA West Preliminary at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. Action begins Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT and concludes Saturday at 9:45 p.m. CT. Oklahoma has 30 entries into the meet. The qualifiers from the West Preliminary meet the qualifiers from the East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Fla., at the NCAA Championships, June 6-9, in Des Moines, Iowa. A link to live results is available below.

NCAA West Preliminary Live Results | NCAA Championship Central

Tia Brooks extended her program record in the women's shot put on April 25 with the best mark in the nation this year. Brooks won the event at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, lengthening her record to 60 feet, seven and a quarter inches on her final attempt. The mark set a Drake Relays record. She met the Olympic A standard with the throw and defended her 2011 title at the meet.

The mark is the third best by an American this year and 11th best throw in the world. It's the 10th best throw ever by a collegian and she ranks sixth on the NCAA all-time list in the event with the mark.

Brittany Borman overtook the No. 1 spot in the javelin after her win in the women's javelin throw at the Sun Angel Classic on April 5. Borman's mark of 194-11 is an Oklahoma program record. The NCAA-leading throw set a Sun Angel Stadium facility and meet record. The throw is the second best by an American this year and ranks 26th on the world list this year.

The mark ranks Borman sixth on the United States all-time outdoor list and ranks her seventh on the collegiate list. Amongst American collegiate women, Borman is fifth. The throw also meets the Olympic B standard for the event.

Luke Bryant took over the top spot in the men's discus throw with a collegiate best throw of 202-4 on April 14 at the John Jacobs Invitational. All three individuals won the Big 12 title in their events.

NCAA West Preliminary Schedule of Events: Thursday, May 24
M/W Event Time (CT) Round OU Competitors Advancement Procedures
M Long Jump 1 p.m. First Round Alex Madkins Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
W Shot Put 1 p.m. First Round Tia Brooks
Bailey Wagner
Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
W Javelin Throw 4:30 p.m. First Round Brittany Borman Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M 400m Hurdles 4:30 p.m. First Round Eric Cray Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal
W Long Jump 5:30 p.m. First Round Ti'Anca Mock Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M 1500m 5:30 p.m. First Round Patrick Casey
Eric Harasyn
Riley Masters
Top 5 per heat, plus next 4 fastest times to quarterfinal
W 1500m 6 p.m. First Round Kelsey Brown
Molly Ferguson
Top 5 per heat, plus next 4 fastest times to quarterfinal
M 100m 6:30 p.m. First Round Evan Pierson Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal
W 100m 6:55 p.m. First Round Shawna Anderson
Sherine Wells
Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal
M 400m 7:20 p.m. First Round Jamel Wood Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal
W 800m 8:35 p.m. First Round Shakeeri Cole
Natalie Crain
Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal
M 10000m 9 p.m. Semifinal Bill Kogel
Ryan Poland
Aaron Sherf
Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet

NCAA West Preliminary Schedule of Events: Friday, May 25
M/W Event Time (CT) Round OU Competitors Advancement Procedures
W Discus Throw 11 a.m. First Round Brittany Borman
Lauren Guerrieri
Bailey Wagner
Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
W Pole Vault 1 p.m. First Round Alex Acker Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M Hammer Throw 2 p.m. First Round Holden Mitchell Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
W High Jump 5 p.m. First Round Kristen Rice Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M 110m Hurdles 5 p.m. First Round Tre Lathan Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal
M Triple Jump 6 p.m. First Round Wayne Walls Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M 400m 6 p.m. Quarterfinal Jamel Wood Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
M 100m 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinal Evan Pierson Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
W 100m 6:45 p.m. Quarterfinal Shawna Anderson
Sherine Wells
Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
W 800m 7:15 p.m. Quarterfinal Shakeeri Cole
Natalie Crain
Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
M 400m Hurdles 7:30 p.m. Quarterfinal Eric Cray Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
W 200m 8:25 p.m. First Round Sherine Wells Top 3 per heat, plus next 9 fastest times to quarterfinal

NCAA West Preliminary Schedule of Events: Saturday, May 26
M/W Event Time (CT) Round OU Competitors Advancement Procedures
M Discus Throw 11 a.m. First Round Luke Bryant Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M 4x100 6 p.m. Quarterfinal   Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
W Triple Jump 6:30 p.m. First Round Whitney Johnson Top 12 finishers advance to NCAA Meet*
M 1500m 6:30 p.m. Quarterfinal Patrick Casey
Eric Harasyn
Riley Masters
Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
W 1500m 6:45 p.m. Quarterfinal Kelsey Brown
Molly Ferguson
Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
M 110m Hurdles 7:05 p.m. Quarterfinal Tre Lathan Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
W 200m 7:50 p.m. Quarterfinal Sherine Wells Top 3 per heat, plus next 3 fastest times to NCAA Meet
M 5000m 8:05 p.m. Semifinal George Alex
Kevin Williams
Top 5 per heat, plus next 2 fastest times to NCAA Meet

* Top 16 overall advance to on-site three-attempt final; Top 12 finishers in event then advance to NCAA Championship
** Events in italics are contingent on the athlete advancing out of the previous round.