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NCAA Preview Men

George Caddick

The men have qualified with one more than their female counterparts. Nine men progress to the Big Dance. Meet them now. For the women’s preview, see here.

The NCAA Championships are being hosted at Hayward Field, Eugene from the 10th June to the 13th June. Full timetable is accessible here.

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Men (9)

Sam Watts – 200m – TCU – JR – SB 20.68

The TCU sprinter has had a fine season, making huge improvements over his favoured 200m event. His 20.68 seasons best set in the Big 12 was also a new lifetime best, and he has exceeded his ranking at regionals to qualify for Eugene.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: N/A

George Caddick – 400m – Baylor – SO – SB 45.90

No school is arguably more famous for one particular event than Baylor is for 400m. George Caddick (above) will be looking to write his own piece of Baylor 400m history and heads to Eugene in fine form. A winner at the Big 12 Championship and runner up in his heat at regional, the Sale Harrier will need to be on top form again to make the final in what is one of the NCAA’s strongest events.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: 2014 Relay only

Harry Fisher – 800m – Wyoming – SR – SB 1:48.78

As one of the first athletes we helped to secure a scholarship through our recruiting service, we take great personal satisfaction in seeing Harry Fisher qualify for Eugene. The Wyoming athlete has had a solid senior season, and it really would be a great way for him to finish his collegiate career if he can exceed his ranking and make the final in Eugene.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: N/A

Zak Seddon – 3000m SC – Florida State – JR – SB 8:34.42

After a disappointing 2014, Zak Seddon has been resurgent this year and really come back to his best form. Although he has not quite ran a PB yet, he has consistently been running in the 8.34-36 range, and was a winner of his heat in the East regional. With this momentum and also the experience of having competed at the same meet two years ago, expect him to challenge the African dominance over the barriers.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: 2013 – 11th ht 3000m SC

Jack Goodwin – 5000m – Florida State – JR – SB 14:01.83

Very rarely do athletes set PBs in the long distances at regionals, though this is exactly what Jack Goodwin has done to earn his place in Eugene. We have always said that 14.00 at regionals would leave an athlete unlucky not to qualify in the mens 5000m, and this has been proven once again here. Well done to Jack Goodwin for finding form at the right time, and he will be looking to take as many scalps as possible next week.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: N/A

Marc Scott – 10,000m – Tulsa – SO – SB 28:30.33

The Tulsa man has made it his mission this year to completely rewrite the school record books, both indoors and out. He is already an All-American at both cross country and indoor track this year, and should complete the set in Eugene. He will face strong opposition, especially from the Oregon athletes, though in a breakout year Scott is becoming more and more comfortable competing at the top collegiate level.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: N/A

Babatunde Amosu – Triple Jump – Iowa – SR – SB 15.83

The Iowa senior is the Big 10 triple jump champion and has been very steady over the indoor and outdoor seasons this year. He was 13th outdoors last year, 15th indoors this year, and has one final chance to finishing his collegiate career as an All-American.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: 2014 – 13th TJ

Matti Mortimore – Javelin – North Dakota State – SO – SB 72.33

As far as we are aware, we cannot think of any British athletes who have attended a school in North Dakota before. However, since transferring from New Orleans Matti Mortimore has thrown a new lifetime best in the javelin to qualify for his first NCAA event. He is ranked 14th in the NCAA so will need to exceed this to challenge for an All-American spot.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: N/A

Nicholas Percy – Discus – Nebraska – FR – SB 56.91

The Isle of Wight athlete has had a busy season combining competing regularly in both the discus and the hammer. Although he attempted to qualify in both at regionals, he has managed to make it in the discus by finishing 9th. Competing as a freshman he has done well to make it this far and with three more years as a collegiate to come this can form valuable experience for him to take forward.

Previous NCAA outdoor experience: N/A

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