Liberty athletes will compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., May 23-25. The following is some information about the event and a look at some of the Flames and Lady Flames' possible qualifiers.
Preliminary Championships Competition
Qualification to the preliminary championships competition of the championships is based on the descending-order list for the season, segregated by east and west sites. For each individual event (20 for each gender) contested at each of the preliminary championships competition sites, the top 48 declared student-athletes will be accepted into the competition. For each relay event contested at each of the preliminary championships competition sites, the top 24 declared relay teams will be accepted into the competition. The stated maximums are absolute and will not be extended as a result of ties.
Announcement of Student-Athletes into Preliminary Championships
The list of student-athletes, by event, who have been accepted to compete in each preliminary championships competition, plus those who have been accepted to compete in the heptathlon or decathlon at the final championships competition, will be announced on on Thursday, May 16, by 1 p.m. ET. Additionally those who have been accepted to compete in the heptathlon or decathlon at the final championships competition will be announced at this time.
The heptathlon and decathlon events are not contested at the preliminary championships competition. Qualification to the championships in these two events is accomplished through a competitor’s position on the national descending order list. The top 24 declared student-athletes in each of these two events will be accepted into the national championships.
Qualifying to the Final Championships Competition
Qualifying to the final championships competition is accomplished through performance in the preliminary championships competition at each site for events contested at those competitions. Twelve competitors from each individual event and 12 teams from each relay event advance from each preliminary championships competition site to the final championships competition. Qualification, through competition in an event at a preliminary championships competition, is required to participate in that event at the final championships competition.
East – Greensboro, North Carolina – Hosted by North Carolina A&T – Detailed Schedule of Events
The following athletes' East Region rankings are current as of May 13. The top 48 declared athletes in each event will qualify for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet.
1,500: Isaac Wendland (No. 64, 3:46.79)
Steeplechase: Josh MacDonald (No. 7, 8:49.14)
5K: Caleb Edmonds (No. 16, 13:57.09)
400 Hurdles: Andre Washington (No. 21, 51.95)
Long Jump: Aaron Johnson (Tie for No. 50, 24-1.5 (7.35m))
Triple Jump: Chris Johnson (No. 34, 50-2.75 (15.31m))
High Jump: Kyle Wheeler (Tie for No. 36, 6-10.75 (2.10m))
Pole Vault: Cody Bingham (Tie for No. 47, 16-4.75 (5.00m))
Shot Put: Ryan Smith (No. 13, 60-6 (18.44m))
Hammer: Ryan Smith (No. 38, 195-11 (59.71m))
Javelin: Daniel Klase (No. 61, 202-1 (61.60m))
100: Abigail Flower (Tie for No. 33, 11.57)
10K: Khristina Kanagy (No. 73, 35:21.97)
Shot Put: Mychelle Cumings (No. 27, 50-9.5 (15.48m))
Discus: Mychelle Cumings (No. 23, 166-11 (50.89m)), Jocelyn Williams (No. 33, 163-10 (49.95m)) and Jennifer Nicholson (No. 46, 161-8 (49.29m))
Hammer: Jocelyn Williams (No. 51, 179-0 (54.56m))
Javelin: Christina Mitchell (No. 29, 152-9 (46.57m))