Track & Field Heads to NCAA East Regional
May 28, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State track & field team will send 18 student-athletes to compete in the 2014 NCAA East Regional this Thursday through Saturday, May 29-31 at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.
The top 12 finishers in each individual and relay event will qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 11-14.
The 18 Wolfpack preliminary competitors will participate in 15 events at the NCAA East Regional, including five first-time qualifiers in Ryanna Henderson (women’s 1,500m), Megan Moye (women’s 1,500), Erika Kemp (5,000m), Nicole Chavis (discus) and Jonathan Addison (high jump, long jump).
NC State seniors Emily Pritt (1,500m), Erin Mercer (3,000m steeplechase), Samantha Norman (3,000m steeplechase), Elizabeth Shuman (high jump), Andrew Colley (5,000m), Matt Sonnenfeldt (5,000m) and Nathaniel Williams (discus) will be taking part in their final NCAA Regional meet for the Pack.
State has seven student-athletes ranked in the top 10 in their respective event in the NCAA East Regional, including Tremanisha Taylor who sits at No. 1 in the shot put and No. 6 in the discus. Alexis Perry is ranked No. 4 in the long jump, while SeQuoia Watkins holds down the No. 4 ranking in the discus.
The event is set to begin at noon with the men’s javelin and women’s hammer throw while track events will start at 4:30 with the men’s 400m hurdles. The competition continues on Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw and wraps up on Saturday, with events beginning at noon with the men’s pole vault and men’s discus.
NC State Women's Qualifiers:
13. Kenyetta Iyevbele JR NC State 2:05.28
33. Emily Pritt SR NC State 4:22.73
36. Ryanna Henderson SR NC State 4:22.98
42. Megan Moye FR NC State 4:24.39
30. Samantha Norman SR NC State 10:21.16
46. Erin Mercer SR NC State 10:27.84
19. Joanna Thompson JR NC State 16:09.74
47. Erika Kemp FR NC State 16:30.28
9. Joanna Thompson JR NC State 33:24.61
14. Alexis Perry SO NC State 13.24
15. Elizabeth Shuman SR NC State 1.81m
4. Alexis Perry SO NC State 6.45m (NC State school-record)
1. Tremanisha Taylor JR NC State 17.60m (NC State school-record)
4. SeQuoia Watkins JR NC State 54.94m (NC State school-record)
6. Tremanisha Taylor JR NC State 54.56m
45. Nicole Chavis SO NC State 49.42m
NC State Men's Qualifiers
6. Graham Crawford SO NC State 3:42.23
5. Andrew Colley SR NC State 13:46.74
7. Graham Crawford SO NC State 13:49.27
29. Matt Sonnenfeldt SR NC State 14:05.84
24. Jonathan Addison SO NC State 2.12m
13. Jonathan Addison SO NC State 7.68m
24. Nathaniel Williams SR NC State 56.37m