May 17, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The NCAA announced today that 34 student-athletes from the University of Iowa have qualified for the 2012 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. The NCAA West Preliminary Round will be held May 24-26 in Austin, Texas, at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The men’s team is represented by a total of 28 qualifiers, made up of 20 student-athletes competing in 13 individual events and two relays. Since 2003, the men’s team has sent a total of 189 qualifiers to the NCAA preliminary round. The Iowa men are seeded 10th or higher in six events. Troy Doris is the highest seeded Hawkeye. He is the No. 2 triple jumper in the West Regional with a qualifying mark of 54-8 (16.66m).
The women’s team will send 17 qualifiers, with 14 student-athletes competing in eight individual events and one relay. Since 2003, the women’s team has sent 147 qualifiers to the NCAA preliminary round. Sophomore Ashley Liverpool and senior McKenzie Melander are the highest seeded Hawkeyes. Melander, the Big Ten champion in the 5,000 meters, is seeded sixth with a team-leading time of 15:57.13. Liverpool, the Big Ten runner-up in the 400 meters, earned the No. 6 seed with a career-best qualifying time of 52.47.
The top 12 individuals or relays in each event from each preliminary site (East and West) will move on to the final NCAA Championship round in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 6-9.
QUALIFIERS BY EVENT (SEED, ATHLETE, QUALIFYING TIME/MARK)
Ashley Liverpool is the sixth seed in the 400 meters at the NCAA West Regional.
Men’s 200 meters
9. Justin Austin 20.65
Women’s 200 meters
22. Erin Jones 23.71
Men’s 400 meters
44. Brennan Davey 47.15
Women’s 400 meters
6. Ashley Liverpool 52.47
Men’s 800 meters
7. Erik Sowinski 1:46.88
Women’s 1,500 meters
47. Jackie Laesch 4:27.40
Kevin Lewis will represent the Hawkeyes in the 10k at the NCAA West Regional.
Men’s 10,000 meters
48. Kevin Lewis 29:54.02
Men’s 400-meter relay
20. Richardson, Larney, Mincy, Austin 40.18
Men’s 1,600 meter relay
9. Richards, Davey, Holmes, Sowinski 3:05.77
Women’s 1,600-meter relay
13. Simonson, Liverpool, Erickson, Sack 3:37.57
Men’s Triple Jump
2. Troy Doris 54-8 (16.66m)
Women’s Triple Jump
38. Carisa Leacock 40-10 ½ (12.46m)
24. Majesty Tutson 172-11 (52.72m)
47. Annemie Smith 187-7 (57.19m)
Men’s Shot Put
41. Matt Banse 56-11 ½ (17.36m)
14. Matt Byers 223-3 (68.06m)
Men’s Long Jump
32. Jeffery Herron 24-7 (7.49m)