Field Set for NCAA East Preliminary Round

Owen Stevens
May 20, 2017

The NCAA announced qualifiers for the First Round of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 18.

After preliminaries, the championships will take place in Eugene, Oregon, beginning on June 7.

The women's team qualified four individuals, while the men's program will send seven individuals.

It will be the fourth trip for Krzyszkowski in javelin, the second for Feivor (5,000 meters in 2015) and the first for both Armstrong and Parker. Cleirigh Buttner has run the 800 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary in each of the last two seasons and qualified for the NCAA Championships last season.

Foster qualified with a school-record pole vault of 13-03.75 (4.06) on April 13 at Long Beach State's Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Meet.

Distance runners Claire Borchers, Gina Sereno, Jaimie Phelan, Jamie Morrissey, Sarah Zieve and Haley Meier; high jumper Claire Kieffer-Wright; sprinter Jade Harrison; and thrower Courtney Jacobsen earned bids to Lexington by virtue of ranking among the top 48 athletes who declared for the postseason in their respective events.

The NCAA Selection Committee accepted the top 48 performers in each individual event and the top 24 relay teams in both relays to compete at each site hosting the NCAA Preliminary Rounds for a total of 96 athletes in each individual event and 48 relay teams competing in each event nationwide.

Tulane will also be represented in the men's competition by Emmanuel Rotich in the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m as well as Raymond Kibet in the 400m dash.

Following her sweep of the hurdling events at last weekend's American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, Duckett will return to regional competition for the second consecutive year, as she ranks 21st and 13th in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles, respectively. She was the runner-up in the event last weekend at the Big Sky Conference Championship. Her best high jump mark of the year is also the best of her career, clearing 6 feet and 0.5 inches (1.84m) en route to a bronze medal at the Mountain West Championships.

Potts and Joubert will round out the Green Wave's regional field, Potts being the current school record holder in the shot put on a mark of 15.81m.

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