Sooners Qualify 34 for NCAA Prelims

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 17, 2018

NORMAN – The Oklahoma track and field teams will have 34 qualifiers (11 men, 23 women) competing at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, Calif., on the campus of California State University, Sacramento, May 24-26.

To qualify, competitors had to have been ranked in the top 48 in their respective event or be among the top 24 relay teams.  Athletes must have the top 12 times or marks in their individual event to advance to Eugene, Ore., and the NCAA Outdoor Championships, held June 6-9 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. For relay teams, the best 12 relay teams at both the East and West Preliminary round sites qualify.

Of the 34 Sooners selected, 14 are repeat qualifiers and 12 are freshmen who are qualifying for their first outdoor preliminary round. Along with the individual qualifiers, both the OU men’s and women’s 4x100-meter relay teams will be competing at regionals.  

Nine Sooner entries are in the top-10 of their event on the regional performance list. Twenty-four qualifying times or marks were recorded at this past weekend’s Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Waco, Texas.

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SOONER QUALIFIERS
Event Name Mark
100m Leya Buchanan 11.17
100m Amanda Van Buren 11.61
200m Leya Buchanan 23.40
200m Ja'Leesa Giles 23.61
400m Ama Pipi 52.26
400m Mia Mukes 53.41
400m Evette Blanks 54.20
1,500m Belle Wallace 4:21.39
3,000m SC Sarah Scott 9:59.53
100mH Camri Austin 13.36
400mH Medinah Spencer 58.03
4x100 Relay Oklahoma 44.33
High Jump Falyn Reaugh  1.76m
Pole Vault Sydney King 4.14m
Pole Vault Meagan Gray 4.05m
Triple Jump Essence Thomas 12.78m
Shot Put Jess Woodard 18.07m
Shot Put Meia Gordon 16.53m
Discus Throw Jess Woodard 58.14m
Discus Throw Meia Gordon 54.70m
Discus Throw Lauren Jones 53.26m
Hammer Throw Ashley Bryant 66.67m
Javelin Throw Gabby Kearney 53.87m
Men
100m Joseph Sheffield

10.33

100m Jackson Webb 10.42
110mH Bryce Douglas 14.02
400mH Isaiah Levingston 50.51
4x100 Relay Oklahoma 39.47
High Jump Vernon Turner 2.28m
Long Jump Thomas Cheval 7.52m
Triple Jump Papay Glaywulu 15.65m
Triple Jump Garry Williams 15.50m
Shot Put Cooper Campbell 18.04m
Shot Put Brad Daboub 17.87m

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