Track & Field Heads to Texas for NCAA West Prelims
May 23, 2017
2017 NCAA West Preliminary Round
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Live video and results will be available all three days courtesy of TexasSports.com.
The top-12 competitors in each event at both NCAA preliminary round sites (Austin, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky) will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 7-10.
Krzyszkowski, who recently became a four-time BIG EAST champion in the javelin, will compete on day one and is eager for a shot to qualify to the NCAA Championships for the first time after narrowly missing a qualifying mark in each of his two previous trips to the West Prelims.
Last season, the Mississauga, Ontario, native waited out a lengthy weather delay in Lawrence, Kansas before placing 15th overall and falling just 6-feet-11-inches shy of tying the last qualifying mark. In 2015, the last time prelims were in Austin, he set the school record with a toss of 65.54 meters (215 feet), but placed 18th and fell short by just 5-feet-10-inches of the final qualifying mark.
The senior currently ranks 10th in the region with a mark of 71.44 meters (234 feet, 4 inches) and is set to compete in the third and final flight on Thursday (11 a.m. CT).
Also competing on Thursday will be Parker and Feivor. Parker qualified for the 800 meters following a school-record setting performance at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic earlier this month. She broke a 15-year-old mark previously held by Jennifer Batie (’02) with a time of 2:06.97 and enters competition ranked 35th in the region.
The Neenah, Wisconsin, native will run in the sixth and final heat of the prelims at approximately 8:10 p.m. CT, looking to qualify with one of the top-24 times for Friday’s quarterfinal at 6:30 p.m.
Feivor makes her first appearance at the NCAA West Prelims since 2015 where she competed in the 5,000 meters and placed 25th overall with a time of 16:44.62.
This time around, the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, native will be competing in the 10,000 meters after an impressive performance at the BIG EAST Championships where she ran Marquette’s second-fastest time-ever to finish runner-up. Her time of 34:25.78 ranks 36th in the West Region and is 31st among competitors entered in Thursday’s race (9 p.m. CT).
10,000 meters – Thursday, May 25 | 9 p.m. CT
High Jump – Saturday, May 27 | 6 p.m. CT
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