T&F Qualifies 45 for NCAA East Preliminary Round

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May 18, 2017

NCAA First-Round Qualifiers
Xavier Smith 100-meters
Malik Moffett 200-meters
  Long Jump
Dan Chisena 400-meters
Tyreek Mathis 400-meters
Isaiah Harris 800-meters
Domenic Perretta 800-meters
Billy McDevitt 800-meters
Jordan Makins 800-meters
Timothy McGowan 5,000-meters
John McGowan 10,000-meters
Kowalchuk, Smith, Chisena, Moffett Men's 4x100-meters
Chisena, Smith, Mathis, Harris Men's 4x400-meters
Bryce Williams Triple Jump
Jon Yohman Shot Put
David Lucas Discus
  Shot Put
Morgan Shigo Hammer
Kory Decesaris Hammer
Michael Shuey Javelin
Michael Biddle Javelin
Ryan Kerr Javelin
Keianna Albury 200-meters
Danae Rivers 800-meters
Rachel Banks 800-meters
Frances Bull 800-meters
Julie Kocjancic 1,500-meters
Tori Gerlach 3,000-meter steeplechase
Greta Lindsley 3,000-meter steeplechase
Tessa Barrett 5,000-meters
Jillian Hunsberger 10,000-meters
Kathryn Munks 10,000-meters
Dale, Albury, Lester, Rhodes Women's 4x100-meters
Lester, Rhodes, Davis, Rivers Women's 4x400-meters
Megan McCloskey High Jump
Lexi Masterson Pole Vault
Hannah Mulhern Pole Vault
Dannielle Gibson Triple Jump
Kaitlyn Lopez Triple Jump
Obeng Marfo Shot Put
Alyssa Robinson Shot Put
Steph Sievers Javelin
Kayla Zoschg Javelin
Madeline Holmberg Heptathlon


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Forty-five Penn State track & field student-athletes have qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round next week (May 25-27) at UK Outdoor Track in Lexington, Ky.

Five Nittany Lions have top-five performances in their respective events in the east region.

The Nittany Lion men qualified 19 student-athletes in 12 events. On the men's side, Isaiah Harris (800-meters) Michael Shuey (Javelin) and Malik Moffett (200-meter, long jump) hold top-five marks in their respective events heading into the NCAA East Preliminaries.

Along with the 12 individual events, the Nittany Lion men qualified in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays.

The Nittany Lion women will be represented by 21 student-athletes in 15 events. On the women's side, Danae Rivers (800-meters) and Tori Gerlach (3,000-meter steeplechase) hold top-five marks in their respective events heading into the NCAA East Preliminaries.

Along with the 15 individual events, the Nittany Lion women qualified in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays.

Four Nittany Lions have qualified in multiple events, as Malik Moffett qualified for both the 200-meters and long jump, David Lucas will compete in the discus, shot put and hammer throw while Obeng Marfo is slated to compete in the shot put and discus throw.

Madeline Holmberg will participate at the 2017 NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. June 7-10 after finishing in the top-24 of the event. For combined events (Heptathlon and Decathlon), the top 24 declared student-athletes in each event based on their position on the national descending-order list are accepted directly into the Championships.

Penn State will also travel two alternates for the relay teams on the men's side. Anton Porter will travel as an alternate for the 4x100-meter relay while Sam Reiser will travel as an alternate for the 4x400-meter relay.

The top 12 athletes at the first round (from both the east and west regions) will advance to the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which are slated for June 7-10, in Eugene, Oregon. 

For more on Nittany Lion track & field, log onto www.GoPSUsports.com or follow the team on Twitter @PennStateTFXC.




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