At the NCAA East Region track and field preliminaries, redshirt freshman Tremanisha Taylor and sophomore Nathaniel Williams finished third in the women's discus and the men's shot put and will advance to the NCAA championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Junior Andie Cozzarelli finishes fourth in the 10,000 meters for her second trip to championships. Junior Ryan Hill advances to Saturday's quarterfinals of the men's 1,500 meters.
A total of 23 athletes, including three who qualified for two events, will participate at next week's NCAA East Regional preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. All-Americans Kenyetta Iyevbele, Andie Cozzarelli and Ryan Hill lead the large field of Wolfpack representatives.
All-Americans Ryan Hill in the men's 1,500 meters, Kenyetta Iyevbele in the women's 800 meters break their own school marks Sunday night a the Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier at Paul Derr Track. The Wolfpack also has strong field performances by junior triple jumper Jazueline Daniels and discus thrower Nathaniel Williams in the final meet of the regular season.
Junior All-American Ryan Hill finished 11th overall and as the No. 2 collegian in the men's 5,000 meters at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational.
NCAA EAST PRELIM QUALIFIER
2012 Outdoor Track Ran a collegiate-best time of 2:06.95 for 800m Took 7th place at the ACC Championships Qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championships
2011-12 Indoor Track Ran a time of 2:08.79 in the 800m Finished 11th at the ACC Championships in that event
2011 Outdoor Track Ran a personal-best time of 2:08.12 in the 800m run at the Duke Twilight meet Qualified for the NCAA East prelims in the 800m Posted a collegiate-best time of 4:33.43 in the 1,500m run
2010-11 Indoor Track Finished seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships in the 800m run in a time of 2:09.69
2010 Outdoor Track Competed in the 800m and 1,500m during the outdoor season Posted a season-best time of 2:13.41 at the Raleigh Relays
2009-10 Indoor Track Took sixth at the ACC Indoor Championships in the 800m run with a collegiate-best time of 2:11.37 Fastest time on the team in that event
2009 Outdoor Track Her time of 2:12.77 in the 800m in the outdoor season was the 10th best in school history Also competed in the 1,500m with the third-best time on the team during the season
2008-09 Indoor Track Competed in the 800m and the mile during the indoor season Posted the top Wolfpack time in the 800m and the fourth-best mile time Her 800m time of 2:13.45 indoors narrowly missed a top-10 all-time NC State mark Was 13th at the ACC Championships in the 800m
Younger sister of former NC State ACC champion Angelina Blackmon (800m).
Ran at Fort Mill High School for coach Mark Pyre.
Six-time all-state in cross country and track & field.
Two-time state runner-up in 1,600m and 800m.
Captain of the varsity girls cross country and track & field teams her junior and senior year.