Gamecocks To Send 20 Individuals, 4 Relays to Bloomington for Regional Round
The Gamecock track and field teams have 20 individuals and four relay teams entered to compete in the NCAA East Regional next week in Bloomington, Indiana.
COLUMBIA—The Gamecock track and field teams have 20 individuals and four relay teams entered to compete in the NCAA East Regional next week in Bloomington, Indiana.
Eleven Gamecock women and nine Carolina men have earned individual spots in the field at the NCAA East Regional, which serves as the first and second rounds of a four-round system to decide a national champion.
The top 48 declared athletes in each event and the top 24 relays from each region are accepted to compete in the regional rounds of competition. The top 12 athletes and top 12 relays from the regional rounds will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 8-11.
Rachel Glenn, who is the reigning NCAA outdoor champion in the high jump, begins her defense of the title in national competition in Indiana. She is ranked the second-best high jumper in the East Region.
Makenzie Dunmore also comes into the regional round with one of the best times in the East in the 400 meters. She is ranked third with a time of 51.70.
Destinee Rocker is the only other Gamecock woman with a top-10 mark headed into the regional week of competition. She is ranked sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.99.
Both of the Carolina women’s 4X100- and 4X400-meter relay teams are ranked in the top 10 heading to Indiana. The women’s 4X400-meter relay team has the second-fastest time in the East Region and the women’s 4X100-meter relay team goes into the competition ranked sixth.
On the men’s side, William Spencer Jr. has the highest ranking with the second-fastest time in the region in the 400-meter hurdles. Spencer Jr.’s seed time is 49.56 in the intermediate hurdles.
Anass Essayi comes in ranked eighth in the 1,500 meters. His seed time of 3:39.03 is the Gamecock school record and was run on April 8 at the Joe Walker Invitational.
Jackson Marseille is ranked 11th in the men’s high jump. He cleared 2.18m/7-1.75 at the SEC Outdoor Championships last weekend to move up in the East Region rankings.
Below you’ll find all of the Gamecock qualifiers for the NCAA East Regional. Competition is slated to begin on Wednesday (May 25) and will go through next Saturday (May 28).
For a full list of entries for the regional rounds, please visit http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor22/.
Evan Miller – 200 Meters
Anthony Greenhow, Jr. – 200 Meters
Doval Simmonds – 400 Meters
Anass Essayi – 1,500 Meters
Filip Demsar – 110-Meter Hurdles
William Spencer Jr. – 400-Meter Hurdles
Men’s 4X100-Meter Relay
Men’s 4X400-Meter Relay
Jackson Marseille – High Jump
Carson Lenser – Pole Vault
Dylan Targgart – Shot Put
Jayla Jamison – 200 Meters
Tierra Frasier – 200 Meters
Makenzie Dunmore – 400 Meters
Stephanie Davis – 400 Meters
Angel Frank – 400 Meters
Aaliyah Pyatt – 400 Meters
Jahnile Registre – 400 Meters
Destinee Rocker – 100-Meter Hurdles
Women’s 4X100-Meter Relay
Women’s 4X400-Meter Relay
Rachel Glenn – High Jump
KD Young – Shot Put, Hammer Throw
Kayla Racine – Hammer Throw