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T&F Concludes NCAA East Preliminaries With Four Saturday Events – University of Pennsylvania Athletics

T&F Concludes NCAA East Preliminaries With Four Saturday Events - University of Pennsylvania Athletics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The University of Pennsylvania track and field team concluded the four-day 2022 NCAA Outdoor East Region Preliminaries on Saturday, as the women competed in four events.
The day started out in the high jump, as Claire Moreau and Addie Renner both competed in the first flight. The duo each cleared their first two heights including their best of 1.71m (5-7.25). Moreau finished 19th in the flight, while Renner finished 21st.
Victoria Agyin wrapped up the events for the Quakers on the infield, competing in the triple jump. In the fourth flight, her best attempt came on her third jump, landing at 12.32m (40-5) to take 35th overall.
Skyla Wilson qualified for the quarterfinals in the 100m hurdles on Thursday, competing again on Saturday night. Competing in the second heat, she finished fourth with a time of 13.51, narrowly missing a top three finish to qualify for Eugene.
The week wrapped up in the 4x400m relay, as the Quakers earned a sixth-place finish in the third heat with a time of 3:39.57. The squad took 16th overall, coming up under two seconds short of qualifying for national championships.
The Quakers will have two student-athletes continuing their seasons at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oregon on Wednesday, June 8. Marc Minichello will compete in the javelin, while Mayyi Mahama will throw in the hammer.



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Hokies advance 12 athletes in 7 events to NCAA Championships – Virginia Tech Athletics

Hokies advance 12 athletes in 7 events to NCAA Championships - Virginia Tech Athletics
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – On the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, Hokies track & field punched one final ticket to Hayward Field after an incredible four days of competition.
Securing her second straight qualification to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Essence Henderson had clinched her spot after two rounds before unleashing a massive throw in the discus on her third attempt. Henderson heaved the implement 58.83m (193′ 0″) in the last throw of the competition to finish as the No. 1 overall qualifier and shatter her own school record. Henderson’s mark ranks as the No. 6 throw in the NCAA this season as she looks to challenge for the title in Oregon.
In Tech’s other two events of Saturday, Chase Kappeler and Hailey Huston Myles both capped excellent seasons for the Hokies. Kappeler’s breakout year ended just short of advancing to Eugene in the 3,000m steeplechase, as Kappeler recovered from an early stumble in the race and fought back through the pack at Indiana’s Billy Hayes Track. In the triple jump, Huston Myles delivered a wind-legal personal best as she leaped 12.74m (41′ 9.75″). The graduate transfer closed out her career having left her mark on both the indoor and outdoor triple jump top lists for the Hokies.

With the East Prelims now complete, Tech track & field moves its attention to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, set to run June 8-11 at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. With 12 athletes ready to compete across the Hokies’ nine entries, the national finals look to be a thrill across the board.
Rachel Baxter (Pole Vault)
Julia Fixsen (Pole Vault)
Essence Henderson (Discus)
Sara Killinen (Hammer)
Khalil Bedoui (Hammer)
Chauncey Chambers (Triple Jump)
Ben Fleming (3,000m Steeplechase)
Ben Nibbelink (3,000m Steeplechase)
4x100m Relay (Cole Beck, Kennedy Harrison, Kahleje “KJ” Tillmon, Torrence Walker)

Gallery: (5-28-2022) T&F: 2022 NCAA East Preliminary Rounds Day 4


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NCAA kicks off Season 97 with men’s basketball, offers 3 other events

NCAA kicks off Season 97 with men’s basketball, offers 3 other events

As NCAA action tips off with men’s basketball in a bubble on March 26, the country’s oldest collegiate league also plans to hold women’s volleyball, online chess, and taekwondo

MANILA, Philippines – The NCAA returns after a two-year layoff with the Season 97 men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, March 26, held inside a bubble at La Salle Green Hills in Mandaluyong.

Games will be held in a single-round format with double-header schedules every day except Mondays and Thursdays at 12 pm and 3 pm. The only difference will be the March 26 opening day games which will happen at 3:30 pm and 7:05 pm after the 2:30 pm opening ceremonies.

Kickstarting the league’s return to action will be the defending champion Letran Knights going up against the College of St. Benilde Blazers, followed by a classic rivalry battle between the powerhouse San Beda Red Lions and retooled Lyceum Pirates.

Apart from the star-studded opener, the NCAA blood feud between San Beda and Letran will also finally start a new chapter on April 12 at 12 pm.

Multiple key prospects will strut their stuff this season, like ex-UST star Rhenz Abando of Letran, former NCAA juniors MVP Will Gozum of CSB, Lyceum standouts Mclaude Guadana and John Barba, and former Batang Gilas star Rhayyan Amsali of San Beda.

After the basketball tournament, the league will also hold women’s volleyball, online chess, and taekwondo, the latter two of which were included in the virtual hosting of Season 96. Two major sports, athletics and swimming, are notably absent.

Women’s volleyball, and possibly the other two sports, will start around two weeks after men’s basketball. Due to the limited number of events, there will be no general championship.

There will also be no fans and cheering squads in attendance due to the full bubble setup.

However, things may change by the playoffs depending on the COVID-19 situation as the league is also eyeing the Mall of Asia Arena, the Araneta Coliseum, and the FilOil Flying V Centre.

“For two years, we’ve been waiting for contact sports to return, and we’re excited to have basketball and volleyball games back,” said Season 97 management committee chairman Dax Castellano.

“The preparations are still very challenging with the pandemic situation, but with the support of (television network) GMA, I know this will be a successful season.” –