NCAA West Prelims Day 2: 42 from Pac-12 qualify for NCAA Championships

John Lozano

A total of 42 Pac-12 track & field athletes across 13 events punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships on Friday night in Sacramento. 

Arizona

The Wildcats qualified five men for the NCAA Championships Friday evening, including Turner Washington and Jordan Geist in the discus throw. Arizona is still awaiting its first female qualifier heading into Saturday's events.

Arizona State

Maggie Ewen was already heading to Eugene to compete in the women's shot put, but now she'll be throwing the discus as well. She posted the third-best distance on Friday with 59.37 meters.

California

The Golden Bears added two NCAA qualifiers on Friday, bringing their current total to three. McKay Johnson will represent Cal in the men's discus throw, while Lauren Martinez will compete in the women's pole vault. She was one of 13 vaulters to clear a height of 4.18 meters (13 feet, 18.5 inches) on Friday.

Colorado

No surprise here, but the Buffs found success in Friday's distance events. Val Constien placed first in her heat and second overall in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a qualifying time of 9:47.97. 

Oregon

Eight more Ducks qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday, joining the four that qualified on Thursday. Sabrina Southerland was a highlight on a successful day for Oregon, posting the top qualifying time in the women's 800-meter run (2:00.72). The remaining qualifiers from Friday's action all came from the 100-meter dash or 400-meter dash for both the men and women. 

Oregon State

No NCAA qualifiers for the Beavs on Friday. Destiny Dawson (women's javelin) remains the program's lone qualifier for the time being. 

Stanford

Five more Cardinal are heading to the NCAA Championships. Valarie Allman placed second in the women's discus, finishing just ahead of Arizona State's Maggie Ewen with a throw of 59.68 meters. Steven Fahy fared well in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing the line fourth in Friday's top heat. 

UCLA

Alyssa Wilson (women's discus throw) joins three Thursday qualifiers to represent the Bruins in Eugene. The freshman threw 53.95 meters to place seventh in the one-round prelims. 

USC

The Trojans led the Pac-12 with 13 NCAA qualifiers on Friday. Sprints are the name of their game, and it showed. Runners from USC claimed the top times in the men's and women's 400-meter dash along with the men's and women's 400-meter hurdles. Twanisha Terry, a freshman, placed first in her heat and second overall in the women's 100-meter dash with a blistering time of 11.12. 

Utah

The Utes punched their first ticket Friday in the final event of the night. Grayson Murphy placed third in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:49.50), directly behind Colorado's Val Constien.  

Washington

After Friday's action, two steeplechasers are set to represent the Huskies. Andrew Gardner qualified in the men's competition (8:38.79, 5th overall), while Emily Hamlin qualified in the women's event (10:00.35, 11th overall).

Washington State

Stephanie Cho will rock the crimson and gray in Eugene following an NCAA-qualifying time of 58.12 in the women's 400-meter hurdles. She is the third Coug to punch her championship ticket thus far.

NCAA West Preliminaries wrap up Saturday at Sacramento State University, live-streamed on FloTrack. The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are June 6-9 in Eugene.

PAC-12 TRACK & FIELD - NCAA QUALIFIERS (THROUGH FRIDAY)

Arizona
Collins Kibet - Men’s 800-Meter Run
Maksims Sincukovs - Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles
Turner Washington - Men’s Discus Throw
Jordan Geist - Men’s Discus Throw
Bailey Roth - Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Arizona State
Maggie Ewen - Women's Shot Put
Samantha Noennig - Women's Shot Put
Alethia Marrero - Women’s 800-Meter Run
Maggie Ewen - Women’s Discus Throw

California
Silviu Bocancea - Men's Hammer
McKay Johnson - Men’s Discus Throw
Lauren Martinez - Women’s Pole Vault

Colorado
Makena Morley - Women's 10,000-Meter Run
Erin Clark - Women's 10,000-Meter Run
Kaitlyn Benner - Women's 10,000-Meter Run
Elissa Mann - Women’s 800-Meter Run
Val Constien - Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Oregon
Keira McCarrell - Women's Javelin
Damarcus Simpson - Men's Long Jump
Rhesa Foster - Women's Long Jump
Alli Cash - Women's 10,000-Meter Run
Orwin Emilien - Men’s 400-Meter Dash
Makenzie Dunmore - Women’s 400-Meter Dash
Hannah Waller - Women’s 400-Meter Dash
Briyahna DesRosiers - Women’s 400-Meter Dash
Cravon Gillespie - Men’s 100-Meter Dash
Jasmin Reed - Women’s 100-Meter Dash
Ariana Washington - Women’s 100-Meter Dash
Sabrina Southerland - Women’s 800-Meter Run

Oregon State
Destiny Dawson - Women's Javelin

Stanford
Mackenzie Little - Women's Javelin
Jenna Gray - Women's Javelin
Lena Giger - Women's Shot Put
Olivia Baker - Women’s 800-Meter Run
Valarie Allman - Women’s Discus Throw
Kaitlyn Merritt - Women’s Pole Vault
Erika Malaspina - Women’s Pole Vault
Steven Fahy - Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

UCLA
Justin Stafford - Men's Hammer
Alyssa Wilson - Women's Shot Put
Robert Brandt - Men's 10,000-Meter Run
Alyssa Wilson - Women’s Discus Throw

USC
Lyndsey Lopes - Women's High Jump
Madisen Richards - Women's Long Jump
Michael Norman - Men’s 400-Meter Dash
Ricky Morgan Jr. - Men’s 400-Meter Dash
Kendall Ellis - Women’s 400-Meter Dash
Kyra Constantine - Women’s 400-Meter Dash
TJ Brock - Men’s 100-Meter Dash
Twanisha Terry - Women’s 100-Meter Dash
Deanna Hill - Women’s 100-Meter Dash
Anglerne Annelus - Women’s 100-Meter Dash
Robert Ford - Men’s 800-Meter Run
Rai Benjamin - Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles
Cameron Samuel - Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles
Anna Cockrell - Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles
Shante Robinson - Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

Utah
Grayson Murphy - Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Washington
Andrew Gardner - Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Emily Hamlin - Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Washington State
Brock Eager - Men's Hammer
Sander Moldau - Men's Pole Vault
Stephanie Cho - Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

BY EVENT (63)

Men's Hammer (3)
Silviu Bocancea - CAL
Justin Stafford - UCLA
Brock Eager - WSU

Women's Javelin (4)
Mackenzie Little - STAN
Keira McCarrell - ORE
Jenna Gray - STAN
Destiny Dawson - OSU

Women's High Jump (1)
Lyndsey Lopes - USC

Women's Shot Put (4)
Maggie Ewen - ASU
Lena Giger - STAN
Alyssa Wilson - UCLA
Samantha Noennig - ASU

Men's Long Jump (1)
Damarcus Simpson - ORE

Men's Pole Vault (1)
Sander Moldau - WSU

Women's Long Jump (2)
Madisen Richards - USC
Rhesa Foster - ORE

Men's 10,000-Meter Run (1)
Robert Brandt - UCLA

Women's 10,000-Meter Run (4)
Makena Morley - COLO
Erin Clark - COLO
Kaitlyn Benner - COLO
Alli Cash - ORE

Men’s 400-Meter Dash (3)
Michael Norman - USC
Ricky Morgan Jr. - USC
Orwin Emilien - ORE

Women’s 400-Meter Dash (5)
Kendall Ellis - USC
Makenzie Dunmore - ORE
Hannah Waller - ORE
Briyahna DesRosiers - ORE
Kyra Constantine - USC

Men’s 100-Meter Dash (2)
Cravon Gillespie - ORE
TJ Brock - USC

Women’s 100-Meter Dash (5)
Twanisha Terry - USC
Deanna Hill - USC
Jasmin Reed - ORE
Anglerne Annelus - USC
Ariana Washington - ORE

Men’s 800-Meter Run (2)
Robert Ford - USC
Collins Kibet - ARIZ

Women’s 800-Meter Run (4)
Sabrina Southerland - ORE
Alethia Marrero - ASU
Olivia Baker - STAN
Elissa Mann - COLO

Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles (3)
Rai Benjamin - USC
Maksims Sincukovs - ARIZ
Cameron Samuel - USC

Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles (3)
Anna Cockrell - USC
Shante Robinson - USC
Stephanie Cho - WSU

Men’s Discus Throw (3)
McKay Johnson - CAL
Turner Washington - ARIZ
Jordan Geist - ARIZ

Women’s Discus Throw (3)
Valarie Allman - STAN
Maggie Ewen - ASU
Alyssa Wilson - UCLA

Women’s Pole Vault (3)
Kaitlyn Merritt - STAN
Lauren Martinez - CAL
Erika Malaspina - STAN

Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase (3)
Steven Fahy - STAN
Andrew Gardner - WASH
Bailey Roth - ARIZ

Women’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase (3)
Val Constien - COLO
Grayson Murphy - UTAH
Emily Hamlin - WASH

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