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MEAC Qualifies 16 Track & Field Athletes For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 05/28/2017
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - A total of 16 student-athletes from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference punched tickets to the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

North Carolina A&T headlines the field with a combined total of five athletes on both the men's and women's side as all shattered school records. Christopher Belcher qualified in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes while Dajuan Harding will compete in the 400-meter dash. The 4x100-meter relay had the third-best time (38.76) out of both preliminary regionals and will be joined by the mile relay team in Eugene. Lasheon Strozier rounds out the Aggies' qualifiers on the men's side as he earned a spot in the triple jump.

India Brown made it to Eugene in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes along with Kayla White in the 100-meter hurdles. They will be joined by the 4x100-meter relay team as they finished 13th out of both regionals.

Bethune-Cookman's Michael Tiller broke the B-CU record of 53-1 inch set by Louis Brown at the 2006 Penn Relays as he won the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Maryland Eastern Shore's Khalil Rmidi Kinini's school-record time of 8:46.62 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase helped him to become the first Hawk in three years to advance to nationals while Hampton freshman Jaelen Williams won his heat and finished seventh overall in the 400-meter hurdles running 50.32.

The 2017 NCAA National Championship takes place June 7-10 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene.

MEAC QUALIFIERS

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Michael Tiller

Bethune-Cookman

triple jump

Jaelen Williams

Hampton

400m hurdles

Khalil Rmidi Kinini

Maryland Eastern Shore

3,000m steeplechase

Christopher Belcher

North Carolina A&T State

100m, 200m, 4x100m

Dajuan Harding

North Carolina A&T State

400m, 4x400m

Lasheon Strozier

North Carolina A&T State

Triple Jump

Caleb Gabriel

North Carolina A&T State

4x100m

Jaylen Mitchell

North Carolina A&T State

4x100m

Dorian Claggett

North Carolina A&T State

4x400m

Justin Hamilton

North Carolina A&T State

4x400m

Najee Reams

North Carolina A&T State

4x400m

Rodney Rowe

North Carolina A&T State

4x100m

 

 

 

WOMEN

 

 

India Brown

North Carolina A&T State

100m, 200m, 4x100

Kayla White

North Carolina A&T State

100m hurdles

Yakira Love

North Carolina A&T State

4x100

Taliyah Townsend

North Carolina A&T State

4x100m

 

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