UW Track & Field to send seven to NCAA West Preliminaries
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Seven University of Wyoming Track & Field student-athletes will participate in the 2021 NCAA Division One Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary competition to be hosted in College Station, Texas on May 26th-29th as the full list was announced by the NCAA on Thursday.
The top-48 declared student athletes in each event qualify for the NCAA Preliminary rounds.
In total for the Pokes, three throwers and three jumpers qualified for the prelims as well as one Distance runner.
On the Cowboys side, Kareem Mersal (Long Jump), William Nolan (Long Jump and Triple Jump), Colton Paller (Discus), Albert Steiner (3000M Steeplechase) and Kirk Unland (Hammer) will be competing next week.
Nolan is the lone Wyoming student-athlete to qualify in multiple events while Paller is the highest qualifier at 15th in the region with his first-place throw of 189-0 from last weekend at the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships.
Sadie McMullen (Long Jump) and Mary Carbee (Hammer) are the qualifiers on the women’s side. McMullen and Carbee both moved in to the UW All-Time Top-10 Event list in their respective events with their qualifying marks. McMullen and Mersal are the two Wyoming freshman to qualify.
Qualifying to the NCAA Championships site is accomplished through performance in the Preliminary Round competition. Twelve competitors from each individual event and twelve teams from each relay event advance from each Preliminary Round site.
The individual event student-athletes and relay teams accepted into Championships competition based on their performance at Preliminary Round competition will be announced and posted on NCAA.com the week prior to Championships competition.
The full qualifying list can be found at http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/
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* University of Wyoming press release