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Track & Field Settles into Lexington for NCAA East Regionals
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Track & Field Settles into Lexington for NCAA East Regionals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 21, 2024) – South Carolina Track & Field has settled in to the Lexington, Ky. for the upcoming NCAA East Regional hosted by the University of Kentucky. The meet will begin tomorrow, May 22 and conclude on the evening of Saturday, May 25.

Follow the Meet
Live results for the NCAA East Regional can be found by clicking on the link here. Fans can also watch live video each day on ESPN+. Links to live videos can be found on the Gamecock schedule page and will be sent out over X each morning for those following @GamecockTrack.

Meet Information
The NCAA East Regional consists of the top 48 marks in individual events, top 24 relay teams in the region and the top 24 multi-event athletes. Each individual track event, excluding distance, will be composed of a first round (Top 48), followed by the quarterfinals (best 24 after opening round). Once the quarterfinals have taken place, the top 12 (top three in each heat plus next three fastest times) will secure their spots in the 2024 NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore. on June 5-8. Field events operate differently, with throws, long jump and triple jump each getting three attempts, while high jump and pole vault will keep competing until there are only 12 remaining athletes.

The relay events and distance events will each run one race with the top 12 advancing to the national championship in two weeks.

The men will compete on Wednesday and Friday, while the women will compete on Thursday and Saturday. For a full schedule of the NCAA East Regional, click here.

Carolina in Kentucky
The Gamecocks qualified for a total of 21 events at the NCAA Regional, with 11 events falling on the men’s side and 10 for the women.

For the men’s team, there are six NCAA East Regional debuts, including Nyck Harbor who will compete in three events on the week: 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay. Three more Gamecocks will compete in multiple events: Anthony Greenhow (200m, 4x100m), Jasauna Dennis (400m, 4x100m) and Channing Ferguson (High Jump, Long Jump). CJ Licata and Dylan Targgart enter the meet as the highest ranked individuals in the region, both competing in the shot put. Licata ranks second overall in the NCAA with a distance of 20.51m, while Targgart sits third in the NCAA after throwing 20.45m.

For the women, there are also six new NCAA East Regional debuts, including a trio of freshman athletes that will be competing in three events each in: Zaya Akins (400m, 4x100m, 4x400m), JaMeesia Ford (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m) and Cynteria James (100m, 200m, 4x100m). Veteran sprinter Jayla Jamison (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m) will also be competing in three events, while sophomore middle distance runner Sylvia Chelangat (800m, 4x400m) will be competing in two races. Teresa Cherotich (steeplechase), Hannah Togami (pole vault) and Ella Lucas (discus) will also be making their NCAA East Regional debuts.