Sooners Head West For NCAA Prelims

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The University of Oklahoma track and field team continues postseason competition this weekend in Sacramento, Calif., at the NCAA West Preliminary Round.  

Held at Hornet Stadium on the campus of the University of California, Sacramento, the three-day meet will feature the top student-athletes in the NCAA's West region competing for spots at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 6-9.

The Sooners have 34 qualifiers (11 men, 23 women) competing at the West Regional. To advance to "Tracktown," the commonly used title for the University of Oregon's exceptional track and field facilities in Eugene, qualifiers must finish in the top 12 in their respective events at prelims. The only auto-qualifiers for the national championships are the multis student-athletes.

OU returns to the track after competing at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Waco, Texas, where three individual conference titles were claimed. Senior Sarah Scott won the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase in a school-record time of 9:59.53, while senior Jess Woodard took home her second consecutive Big 12 outdoor title in the women's shot put. Freshman high jumper Vernon Turner claimed his first conference crown with a victory in the men's high jump. Turner cleared an outdoor program-record height of 7-5.75 (2.28 meters) to win the event. 

Live results from the NCAA West Preliminary will be available through Flash Results. The meet will be streamed via FloTrack, available on a subscription basis.

Thursday, May 24-Saturday, May 26 
Live Results:
Flash Results
Venue: Hornet Stadium; Sacramento, Calif.  

Sooners who finish in the top 12 of their events at the NCAA West Preliminary Round will advance to the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 6-9. 

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NCAA West Prelims Schedule
Thursday, May 24
Time (CT) Event - Sooners
2 p.m. Women's Javelin - Gabby Kearney 
6 p.m. Women's High Jump - Falyn Reaugh
6:30 p.m. Women's Shot Put - Meia Gordon, Jess Woodard
Men's Long Jump - Thomas Cheval
Men's 400-Meter Hurdles (First Round) - Isaiah Levingston
7 p.m. Women's 400-Meter Hurdles (First Round) - Medinah Spencer
8 p.m. Women's 1,500 Meters (First Round) - Belle Wallace
8:30 p.m. Men's 100-Meter Dash (First Round) - Joseph Sheffield, Jackson Webb
8:55 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Dash (First Round) - Leya Buchanan, Amanda Van Buren
9:45 p.m. Women's 400 Meters (First Round) - Evette Blanks, Mia Mukes, Ama Pipi
Friday, May 25
6:30 p.m. Women's Pole Vault - Meagan Gray
Women's Discus - Meia Gordon, Lauren Jones, Jess Woodard
Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (First Round) - Bryce Douglas
7 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (First Round) - Camri Austin
7:45 p.m. Women's 400 Meters (Quarterfinal) - Evette Blanks, Mia Mukes, Ama Pipi
8 p.m. Men's 100-Meter Dash (Quarterfinal) - Joseph Sheffield, Jackson Webb
8:15 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Dash (Quarterfinal) - Leya Buchanan, Amanda Van Buren
9 p.m. Men's 400-Meter Hurdles (Quarterfinal) - Isaiah Levingston
9:15 p.m. Women's 400-Meter Hurdles (Quarterfinal) - Medinah Spencer
9:55 p.m. Women's 200-Meter Hurdles (First Round) - Leya Buchanan, Ja'Leesa Giles
11 p.m. Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase (Quarterfinal) - Sarah Scott
Saturday, May 26
2 p.m. Women's Hammer Throw - Ashley Bryant
6 p.m. Men's High Jump - Vernon Turner
6:30 p.m. Men's Shot Put - Cooper Campbell, Brad Daboub 
Women's Triple Jump - Essence Thomas
8 p.m. Men's 4x100-Meter Relay (Quarterfinal) - Bennie Wesley, Joseph Sheffield, Jackson Webb, Xavier Brown, Greg Vann
8:15 p.m. Women's 4x100-Meter Relay (Quarterfinal) - Camri Austin, Ama Pipi, Ja'Leesa Giles, Leya Buchanan, Amanda Van Buren
8:45 p.m. Women's 1,500 Meters (Quarterfinal) - Belle Wallace
9:05 p.m. Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (Quarterfinal) - Bryce Douglas
9:20 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Quarterfinal) - Camri Austin
9:30 p.m. Men's Triple Jump - Papay Glaywulu, Garry Williams
9:50 p.m. Women's 200-Meter Dash (Quarterfinal) - Leya Buchanan, Ja'Leesa Giles


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