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NCAA Regional Qualifiers

NCAA outdoor British track results

With conference now consigned to the history books, the road to Eugene for the NCAA D1 Outdoor Championship begins. A healthy contingent of 48 British and Irish athletes have overcome the first elimination hurdle; to qualify for the NCAA regional preliminary rounds. This is 5 more than the 43 of last year. These preliminary meets are not scored team meets, and as such no team or individual titles are up for grabs as is the case with cross country regionals. Qualifying for the NCAA Championships is simply a case of finishing in the first 12 athletes out of the 48 starters at the preliminary round.

Whilst the regional meet should be a formality for the top collegiate athletes, it is not something that should be treated lightly. Shocks can and do occur every year, and with both regional meets taking place in potentially very hot and humid environments, the chances of a few surprises will only increase.   We witnessed this first hand when competing at the same event in Austin in 2010. Numerous highly ranked athletes across different events simply struggled to cope with the draining levels of heat and humidity and failed to advance. 28:20 10,000m runners were beat to the top 12 by 29.20 guys.

Amongst the 48 British and Irish qualifiers, almost half (22) head into the event ranked within the top 12 in their respective events. Whilst rankings can only serve as a rough guide, it does give us good hope that we should be well represented in Eugene for the NCAA Championships in June.

Both regional meets are taking place Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 May and run identical timetables. Details are as follows:

NCAA D1 National Preliminary Round (East) – Greensboro, NC (Entry Lists – Women Men )

NCAA D1 National Preliminary Round (West) – Austin, TX (Entry Lists – Women Men)

Full schedules, start lists, and results will be available here

All 48 known British and Irish qualifiers are listed below, complete with their performance and regional ranking.


100m James Alaka Washington 10.22 7
200m James Alaka Washington 20.96 17
800m Anthony Lieghio Arkansas 1:49.35 23
1500m Sam Stabler Lamar 3:46.59 46
1500m Luke Carroll Illinois 3:46.67 48
3000m s/c Tomas Cotter Wichita State 8:45.73 5
3000m s/c Joe Wade Lamar 8:56.41 35
3000m s/c David Flynn Arkansas 9:00.69 47
5000m Luke  Caldwell New Mexico 13:29.94 2
5000m Thomas Farrell Oklahoma State 13:55.47 22
TJ Jonathon Ilori Missouri 15.32 32
LJ James McLachlan Loyola 7.86 4
PV Jax Thoirs Washington 5.40 15
DT Adam Damadzic TCU 54.36 31
HT Nick Miller Oklahoma State 70.57 1
1500m Rich Peters Boston 3:40.05 1
1500m Tom Curr Butler 3:42.79 10
1500m Ross Clarke Butler 3:43.94 13
1500m Robbie Farnham-Rose Alabama 3:45.47 25
3000m s/c Zak Seddon Florida State 8:34.42 1
3000m s/c Alex Bruce-Littlewood McNeese State 9:00.52 41
5000m Shane Quinn Providence 13:48.90 5
5000m Mitch Goose Iona 13:50.11 7
5000m Daniel Clorley Iona 14:03.98 29
5000m Matthew Gillespie Iona 14:10.21 38
5000m Kieran Clements Iona 14:11.44 40
5000m Tom Purnell Harvard 14:12.90 43
10,000m Breandan O’Neil Florida State 28:57.44 2
10,000m Tom Anderson Butler 29:36.42 26
JT Matti Mortimore New Orleans 70.66 9
800 Ejirogene Okoro Iowa State 2:05.20 7
1500m Jo Moultrie New Mexico 4:14.44 4
1500m Charlotte Arter New Mexico 4:16.94 11
3000m s/c Imogen Ainsworth New Mexico 10:27.13 30
5000m Joesphine Adams North Texas 4:16.20 10
400h Eseroghene Okoro Iowa State 57.43 7
HT Aoife Hickey Utah 61.54 16
LJ Lorraine Ugen TCU 6.22 15
1500m Georgia Peel Florida State 4:14.40 6
1500m Vicky Fouhy Virginia 4:14.96 8
1500m Sarah Hudak UAB 4:20.58 21
1500m Yasmin Smith South Florida 4:23.72 42
3000m s/c Mel Newbery Princeton 10:18.66 16
5000m Katie Clark Butler 15:43.51 3
5000m Elinor Kirk UAB 16:07.13 14
5000m Sarah Collins Providence 16:19.80 21
5000m Sarah Hudak UAB 16:20.79 22
10,000m Katie Clark Butler 33:36.36 6
JT Freya Jones Georgia 52.95 3

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