We still have a few weeks until the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. But in order to get there, individuals have to qualify... and that’s what this past weekend was all about. Let’s get it started:
The NCAA Championship preliminaries took place over the weekend. Based on their performance, the following Damn Good Dawgs have qualified to compete for national championships in two weeks:
- Denzel Comenentia qualified in the shot put, hammer throw, and discus to become the first Georgia man in the modern era to qualify in 3 separate events.
- Sakari Famous qualified in the high jump, clearing 5-8.75.
- Aliyah Whisby qualified in the long jump, posting a 19-11.50.
- Titiana Marsh (Fr.) posted her second-longest jump of the year to qualify in the triple jump.
- Kennan Laine and Darius Carbin both made the cut in the high jump.
- Kayla Smith (Jr.) will be representing Georgia in the pole vault.
- On the track, Michael Nicholls (Sr.) ran a career best time in the 110m hurdles to qualify.
- Jessica Drop (Jr.) advanced in the 5000 meters.
- Amber Tanner (Jr.) moved on the 800m.
- Based on strong performance throughout the season, Johannes Erm (So.) and Sterling Lester (Fr.) were able to automatically qualify for the championships and skip the prelims in decathlon and heptathlon, respectively.
The NCAA Outdoor Championships will take place in Austin, Texas, on June 5-8. We’ll be back on June 9th to let you know how the Dawgs fared. If you’d prefer to watch live, here is the broadcast schedule.