Before the Liberty track & field team departs for Florida, Alan York of the Liberty Flames Sports Network caught up with head coach Brant Tolsma to preview the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet.
For the third consecutive year, the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet will be contested at North Florida's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
Seven Liberty men's athletes will compete in Jacksonville, including Aklesso Agama (triple jump), Ryan Davis (400 hurdles), Steve Feister (javelin), Fred Fulton (discus), Darrel Jones (triple jump), Denzel Pratt (javelin) and Carson Waters (pole vault).
They will be joined by four Lady Flames, including Mychelle Cumings (shot put), Erin Edmond (400), Ednah Kurgat (5K) and Dasiana Larson (hammer).
The meet, which will determine the qualifiers for the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, will get started Thursday at noon with the men's hammer and women's javelin. Larson will be the first Lady Flame to compete, with the women's hammer set to begin Thursday at 4 p.m.
The 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be contested June 8-11 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The top 12 finishers in each event at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet will advance to Eugene, where they will be joined by 12 qualifiers per event from the concurrent NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round meet, which will take place in Lawrence, Kan.
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