30 Hawkeyes Qualify for NCAAs

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Thirty University of Iowa student-athletes secured spots at the 2018 NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary, the NCAA Division I Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced Thursday.
 
Iowa’s 30 qualifiers will compete in 36 events. The qualifiers include 13 returnees, 17 first timers, and the men’s and women’s 1,600 and 400-meter relays.
 

The athletes selected finished the regular season as one of the top 48 competitors in an individual event or one of the top 24 relays. The top 12 individuals and relays from the West Region will move on to the 2018 NCAA Championship final rounds in Eugene, Oregon, June 6-9.
 
Junior Reno Tuufuli enters the preliminary round as the highest ranked Hawkeye in the West Region on the men’s side. Tufuuli is seeded second in the discus with a mark of 199 feet, 8 inches (60.87 meters). Tuufuli is one of 13 Hawkeyes set to compete in multiple events. He will also compete in the shot put.
 
Coming off two Big Ten championships in the long jump and triple jump, senior Jahisha Thomas enters the regional as the No. 2 seed in the long jump with a Big Ten record of 21 feet, 6 inches, and No. 9 seed in the triple jump (43 feet, 8.5 inches). Thomas will be making her third trip to the NCAA Preliminary round.

Iowa’s 30 qualifiers are the most since 2011 when it send 33 to the West Regional.
 
The NCAA West Regional runs May 24-26 in Sacramento, California, on the campus of California State University, Sacramento. The meet will be live streamed by FloTrack.
 
QUALFIERS BY EVENT (SEED, ATHLETES, QUALIFYING MARK/TIME
 
Men’s 100 Meters
30. O’Shea Wilson, 10.39
 
Women’s 100 Meters
19. Brittany Brown, 11.28
 
Men’s 200 Meters
15. Antonio Woodard, 20.61
 
Women’s 200 Meters
6. Brittany Brown, 22.76
 
Men’s 400 Meters
4. Mar’yea Harris, 44.98
16. DeJuan Frye, 46.17
35. Collin Hofacker, 46.64
 
Women’s 400 Meters
10. Briana Guillory, 51.95
 
Men’s 800 Meters
29. Tysen VanDraska, 1:49.65
34. Matt Manternach, 1:49.80
 
Women’s 800 Meters
43. Mallory King, 2:08.45
 
Men’s 1,500 Meters
25. Michael Melchert, 3:44.59
 
Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
13. Nathan Mylenek, 8:48.66
 
Women’s 10,000 Meters
18. Andrea Shine, 33:50.25
 
Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles
15. Chris Douglas, 13.89
44. Anthony Williams, 14.22
 
Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles
37. Jenny Kimbro, 13.56
 
Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles
13. Chris Douglas, 50.44
43. Noah Larrison, 51.86
47. Raymund Clarke, 51.92
 
Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles
38. Sommer Sharpe, 59.20
46. Sarah Plock, 59.49
 
Men’s Long Jump
29. O’Shea Wilson, 7.63 meters
 
Women’s Long Jump
2. Jahisha Thomas, 6.55 meters
 
Women’s High Jump
38. Aubrianna Lantrip, 1.76 meters
40. Gillian Urycki, 1.76 meters
48. Tria Simmons, 1.75 meters
 
Women’s Triple Jump
9. Jahisha Thomas, 13.32 meters
 
Men’s Shot Put
11. Reno Tuufuli, 18.88 meters
 
Women’s Shot Put
13. Laulauga Tausaga, 16.80 meters
22. Nia Britt, 16.52 meters
 
Men’s Discus Throw
2. Reno Tuufuli, 60.87 meters

Women’s Discus Throw
7. Laulauga Tausaga, 59.86 meters
31. Konstadina Spanoudakis, 52.51 meters
 
Women’s Hammer Throw
43. Leah Colbert, 57.69 meters
 
Women’s Javelin Throw
43. Marissa Mueller, 46.02 meters
 
 
 

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