The Gamecock women punched tickets to the NCAA Championships in five events on Saturday at the Haugh Track & Field Complex to wrap up action at the NCAA East Regional.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—The Gamecock women punched tickets to the NCAA Championships in five events on Saturday at the Haugh Track & Field Complex to wrap up action at the NCAA East Regional.
“Today was an up and down day,” said head coach Curtis Frye. “Our expectations are so high that we’d like to get 100 percent advanced, and when you don’t get that done, it sends you to a low. But we got a higher percentage than what we expected when we left.”
Rachel Glenn was clean through the high jump, clearing the final bar of 1.84m/6-0.50. Glenn passed on the first two heights of competition and went on to clear the final three heights of competition without a miss.
Glenn advances to Eugene, Oregon, for the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second time in her young career. Glenn won last year’s outdoor high jump title.
Destinee Rocker advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100-meter hurdles. Rocker ran a time of 13.08 to finish second in her heat and earn an automatic bid to Nationals. Rocker’s advancement marks her second NCAA Championships’ qualification this year. She also made it to Indoor Nationals in March.
Makenzie Dunmore grabbed the final automatic qualifying spot in her heat of the 400 meters, finishing with a time of 51.90. Dunmore was the eighth-fastest qualifier in the quarter-Mile. Dunmore is set to return to Oregon, where she ran from 2017-19.
Both Gamecock women’s relays advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The women’s 4X100-meter relay team finished second in its heat to grab an automatic bid to Oregon and the women’s 4X400-meter relay team won its heat to move on to Nationals automatically.
Jayla Jamison took 13th overall in the 200 meters with a time of 23.02. She finished just .01 behind 12th place and .02 behind the last time qualifier.
Stephanie Davis and Aaliyah Pyatt’s individual seasons came to an end in the 400 meters. They finished 14thand 22nd, respectively.
All-in-all, Frye said the Gamecocks had a good week in Indiana.
“It was a phenomenal week,” Frye said. “We have a lot of bright spots in the future. None of our men are leaving due to graduation. All of them are back. We lose three women, but we’ve got the other 11 and we’re bringing in five more.”
The final tally of Gamecock entries at the NCAA Outdoor Championships is 11. The men have six entries while the women have five entries in Eugene.
Carolina track and field will be back in action in two weeks with the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, to close out the collegiate season.
Women’s Individual Results
200 Meters – Quarterfinals
13. Jayla Jamison – 23.02
400 Meters – Quarterfinals
8. Makenzie Dunmore – 51.90Q
14. Stephanie Davis – 52.58
22. Aaliyah Pyatt – 53.47
100-Meter Hurdles – Quarterfinals
4. Destinee Rocker – 13.08Q
4X100-Meter Relay – Quarterfinals
4. Jamison, Dunmore, Frank, Frasier – 43.38Q
4X400-Meter Relay – Quarterfinals
4. Davis, Dunmore, Frank, Registre – 3:29.37Q
High Jump – First Round
T1. Rachel Glenn – 1.84m/6-0.50q