DAVIS, Calif. - A total of 11 UC Davis individual student-athletes plus one relay foursome were accepted into the West Preliminary meet of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, it was announced by the NCAA on Thursday. Overall, four Aggie men made the cut, while seven individual women plus the four members of the women's 4x100 squad earned their spots in the meet, hosted by the University of Texas from May 25-27.
The UC Davis women's delegation comprises senior Rianna Goins (800 meters), senior Emma Redick (400 hurdles), sophomore Erinn Beattie (high jump), junior Morgan Bertsch (high jump), senior Breanna Standifer (discus throw), senior Morgan Dutra (discus throw), senior Michaela Mundt (hammer throw), plus the relay team of sophomore Mikaela Adolphus, Jazmen Bunch, Kierra Davis and Natsumi McGee. The Aggie men will send sophomore Kyle Clancy (high jump), senior Alex Grigoriev (800), senior Basil Okoroike (triple jump) and sophomore Drew Xandrine-Anderson (triple jump).
Among the meet's declared entrants, the top 48 individuals, top 24 relays and top 24 multi-event athletes earn berths in each of the East and West prelims. Beattie and Goins are the highest-ranked student-athletes of the combined UC Davis group. Beattie's school-record and conference-winning leap of 1.80 meters, or 5-feet-10.75, puts her 14th among the accepted field. Goins went 2:05.72 at Mt. SAC also has her 14th among the women's 800 entrants.
The 2017 squad also features seven return qualifiers to the NCAA postseason. Okoroike made the triple jump cut in both 2014 and 2016 while also taking part in the short relay as a freshman. Redick similarly makes her third appearance in her primary event while also qualifying as part of a relay in 2015. Adolphus went as an individual qualifier in the 400 last year. Xandrine-Anderson, Mundt, Goins and Clancy each earned repeat berths in their respective events.
Live results are available via Prime Time Timing at http://live.pttiming.com/?mid=1236. Host Texas will provide streaming video at http://www.texassports.com/watch. Student-athletes advance from the West and East Prelims to the NCAA Finals, held at Oregon's legendary Hayward Field from June 7-10.
2017 NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - WEST PRELIMINARY MEET
Mike A. Myers Stadium (Austin, Texas)
Events with UC Davis accepted entries only. Entering mark and seed are listed in parentheses.
THURSDAY, MAY 25
11:00 a.m. - Women's Hammer Throw First Round: Michaela Mundt (38th, 58.73m)
4:30 p.m. - Women's 400 Hurdles First Round: Emma Redick (47th, 1:00.24)
8:10 p.m. - Women's 800 Meters First Round: Rianna Goins (14th, 2:04.72)
8:35 p.m. - Men's 800 Meters First Round: Alex Grigoriev (29th, 1:49.31)
FRIDAY, MAY 26
Noon - Women's Discus First Round: Breanna Standifer (34th, 51.62m), Morgan Dutra (36th, 51.37m)
4:30 p.m. - Women's High Jump: Erinn Beattie (14th, 1.80m), Morgan Bertsch (31st, 1.78m)
6:30 p.m. - Women's 800 Quarterfinals
6:45 p.m. - Women's 800 Quarterfinals
7:00 p.m. - Women's 400 Hurdles Quarterfinals
SATURDAY, MAY 27
3:00 p.m. - Men's Triple Jump First Round: Drew Xandrine-Anderson (19th, 15.74m), Basil Okoroike (20th, 15.72m)
6:00 p.m. - Men's High Jump: Kyle Clancy (31st, 2.12m)
6:00 p.m. - Women's 4x100 Relay: UC Davis (21st, 44.81)