FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s track and field team qualified 19 athletes to compete in 13 events at the 2014 NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary. The preliminary meet will be hosted by the Razorbacks at John McDonnell Field, May 29-31.
The No. 8 Razorbacks are on the heels of a SEC Outdoor Championships, scoring 123 points to earn the first outdoor conference title since 2004. Heading into the meet with a strong national standing, Arkansas picked up a few final qualifiers at the conference meet.
Arkansas will compete in 13 events, with 19 individual qualifiers and the 4x400-relay team. The Razorbacks enter the meet with two top performances in the 1,500-meter (Stephanie Brown/4:11.40) and pole vault (Sandi Morris/14-9). In total, Arkansas has 12 top-10 marks in the NCAA prior to the preliminary meet.
NCAA West Preliminary Individual Qualifiers (By Athlete)
Amethyst Boyd: Javelin
Stephanie Brown: 1,500m
Taylor Ellis-Watson: 400m, 4x4
Alex Gochenour: 100mH
Daina Harper: 400m, 4x4
Kirsten Hesseltine: High Jump
Grace Heymsfield: Steeplechase
Paige Johnston: 1,500m
Jessica Kamilos: Steeplechase
Keri McClary: 1,500m
Sandi Morris: Pole Vault
Tamara Myers: Long Jump, Triple Jump
Danielle Nowell: Pole Vault
Sandie Raines: 10,000m
Diane Robison: 5,000m
Dominique Scott: 5,000m
Ariel Voskamp: Pole Vault
Chrishuna Williams: 400m, 4x4
Regine Williams: 100m, 200m, 4x4
Megan Zimlich: Pole Vault
NCAA West Preliminary Individual Qualifiers (By Event)
100m: R. Williams
200m: R. Williams
400m: C. Williams, Ellis-Watson, Harper
1,500m: Brown, Johnston, McClary
Steeplechase: Heymsfield, Kamilos
5,000m: Scott, Robison
4x400: Harper, R. Williams, C. Williams, Ellis-Watson, Swinton
High Jump: Hesseltine
Pole Vault: Morris, Nowell, Voskamp, Zimlich
Long Jump: Myers
Triple Jump: Myers
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