BYU athletes advance to 2017 NCAA Track and Field West Preliminaries

Posted May 20, 2017

The qualifiers out of these two regions will compete in the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 7-10 in Eugene, Oregon.

It will be the fourth trip for Krzyszkowski in javelin, the second for Feivor (5,000 meters in 2015) and the first for both Armstrong and Parker.

Foster qualified with a school-record pole vault of 13-03.75 (4.06) on April 13 at Long Beach State's Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Meet.

The NCAA Selection Committee accepted the top 48 performers in each individual event and the top 24 relay teams in both relays to compete at each site hosting the NCAA Preliminary Rounds for a total of 96 athletes in each individual event and 48 relay teams competing in each event nationwide. Senior duo, Ada Benjamin (52.87) and Florence Uwakwe (53.29) will compete in the 400m on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Myers took silver in the race at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships. Hall claimed gold in this event at the conference meet last week. First round - Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. / Quarterfinal - Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Burda will run in the national semifinal heat of the 10000 meters on May 25 at 9 p.m. Although she will be competing at the NCAA East Preliminary for the first time, Hutchinson has run the 1500 meters at big meets before. For the heptathlon, there is no qualifying round. Piccirillo, Cleirigh Buttner and Burda have each competed at the NCAA East Preliminary in previous seasons, while Hutchinson will be making her meet debut in Kentucky next week. Her fastest time this season is 4:14.11 at the Florida Relays in March, and she has also run a personal best time of 2:04.22 in the 800 meters this season. The women's 4x100m (44.81) relay, the women's 4x400m relay (3:38.56) and the men's 4x400m relay team.

Four Green Wave athletes rank within the top ten of their respective events, with Ortiz coming in at 5th in the javelin, Applebee sitting at 6th in the pole vault and Kibet and Rotich each ranking tenth in the 400m dash and 3,000m steeplechase, respectively.