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South Carolina Track Earns 26 Bids To NCAA East Preliminary

Twenty-two individual athletes will compete for berth at NCAA Outdoor Championship Finals


COLUMBIA, S.C. – Declarations for the NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Championships have been announced with South Carolina qualifying 26 entries into the meet that will be held May 24-26 at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

The women’s team qualified 14 entries between 12 athletes, in addition to the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. The men’s team qualified 12 entries between 10 athletes, in addition to both relays as well. Of the women’s individual bids, four are seniors, one is a junior, four are sophomores and three are freshmen. Of the men’s individual bids, three are seniors, one is a junior, three are sophomores and three are freshman.

For the third straight season, the country has been split into two regions – East and West – with the top 48 athletes in a region qualifying for the Preliminary Round. The East Preliminary will be held in Jacksonville, Fla., and the West Preliminary will be held in Austin, Texas. The top 12 finishers in an event at each regional preliminary will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships that will be held June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.

South Carolina Men – NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers
Event Athlete Class 
100m Chris Royster Soph. 
100m Damiere Byrd Fr. 
400m Clayton Gravesande Soph. 
400m Hurdles Juan Stenner Fr. 
4x100m Relay TEAM 
4x400m Relay TEAM  
Pole Vault Marvin Reitze Sr. 
Pole Vault Matt Shuler Sr. 
Long Jump Jarrod Hutchen Jr. 
Triple Jump Dorian Johnson Soph. 
Shot Put Louis Day Sr. 
Javelin Joshua Suttmeier Fr. 


South Carolina Women – NCAA East Preliminary Qualifiers

200m Kelsey McCorkle Sr. 
400m Erika Rucker Fr.
Steeplechase Beatrice Biwott Sr. 
100m Hurdles Chalese Davis Fr. 
400m Hurdles Amber Allen Soph. 
4x100m Relay TEAM 
4x400m Relay TEAM   
High Jump Jeannelle Scheper Soph. 
Pole Vault Petra Olsen Soph. 
Triple Jump Radiance Basden Sr. 
Shot Put Breanna Radford Jr. 
Shot Put Katie Vuckovich Sr. 
Shot Put Kaysee Sullivan Fr. 
Javelin Emily Laurence Soph. 



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