Track & Field East Regional Selections Announced
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 05/18/2017
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee has announced the participants for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships preliminary competitions.

Samford earned a conference-high 12 combined men's and women's selections, while Furman totaled nine competitors. Western Carolina tallied five selections followed by ETSU's four student-athletes.

The preliminary competitions are scheduled for May 25 - 27.  The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky will host the east preliminary and the University of Texas in Austin, Texas will host the west preliminary.  The qualifiers out of these two regions will compete in the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 7-10 in Eugene, Oregon.

The complete list of participants is available on the following website.

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NCAA East Regional (Top 48)

Men's 100-meter dash

Keion Crossen, Western Carolina, Jr., 30th, 10.33 seconds

Emmanuel Tait, Samford, Fr., 47th, 10.40 seconds

Men's 400-meter dash

Dakota Lamont, Western Carolina, Jr., 44th, 47.12 seconds

Men's 800-meter run

Brandon Hazouri, Samford, Sr., 18th, 1:48.32

Men's 1,500-meter run

Ryan Adams, Furman, So., 11th, 3:42.90

Men's 5,000-meter run

Mason Coppi, Furman, Fr., 14:10.60

Men's 10,000-meter run

Arsène Guillorel, Samford, Jr., 8th, 28:51.75

Tanner Hinkle, Furman, Jr., 17th, 29:13.35

Josh Brickell, Furman, Jr., 23rd, 29:24.62

Frank Lara, Furman, Jr., 27th, 29:32.54

Men's high jump

Keyth Fightmaster, Samford, So., 16th, 2.15 meters (7-0.5)

Men's Pole Vault

Tray Oates, Samford, Jr., 6th, 5.47 meters (17-11.25)

Brett Squibbs, ETSU, Sr., 24th, 5.20 meters (17-0.75)

Gavin Gautreau, Samford, Jr., 47th, 5.05 meters (16-6.75)

Men's long jump

Marquis Barnes, Samford, Jr., 28th, 7.57 meters (24-10)

Men's 3,000-meter steeplechase

Troy Reeder, Furman, Jr., 1st, 8:40.57

Simeon Roberts, ETSU, Jr., 39th, 9:00.06

Women's 100-meter dash

Tonia McKinley, Samford, Jr., 48th, 11.59 seconds

Women's 5,000-meter run

Allie Buchalski, Furman, Jr., 1st, 15:35.55

Savannah Carnahan, Furman, Fr., 34th, 16:21.17

Women's 1,500-meter run

Karisa Nelson, Samford, Jr., 1st, 4:10.91

Women's 100-meter hurdles

Kyra Atkins, ETSU, So., 19th, 13.25 seconds

Women's 400-meter hurdles

Katrina Seymour, ETSU, Sr., 17th, 57.96 seconds

Women's 3,000-meter steeplechase

Emma Garner, Samford, Jr., 14th, 10:11.76

Gabrielle Jennings, Furman, Fr., 40th, 10:25.02

Women's high jump

Selena Popp, Samford, So., 31st, 1.74 meters (5-8.5)

Courtney Prengaman, Samford, Jr., 39th, 1.73 meters (5-8.5)

Women's long jump

Chenell Bryan, Western Carolina, Sr., 38th, 6.13 meters (20-1.5)

Jazmine Gooden, Western Carolina, Fr., 42nd, 6.12 meters (20-1)

Women's shot put

Hailey Cook, Western Carolina, Sr., 43rd, 15.31 meters (50-2.75)

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