May 28, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue track and field teams are set for the NCAA East Preliminaries this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. The Boilermakers qualified in 28 events, up from 19 a year ago.
The three-day regional meet begins Thursday for the NCAA Championship hopefuls. The first event is slated for noon ET with the women’s hammer throw. A full schedule of events for each day can be found above, as well as start lists.
To qualify through regionals to the NCAA Championships, individuals must finish in the top 12 in their event in the finals. Long jump and triple jump, as well as the throwing events are broken into four flights where all competitors get three attempts. After the three attempts, the group is cut to 16 for three final attempts before the final 12 advance. The pole vault, as well as high jump, competition will be stopped once only 12 competitors remain and those remaining will qualify. Relay teams must finish in the top eight to qualify.
A daily schedule of events for Purdue’s qualifiers is below.
Noon: Dani Bunch – women’s hammer throw trials/finals
4 p.m.: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Coy Blair – men’s shot put trials/finals
4:30 p.m.: Andre Peart – men’s 400m hurdles trials
6:30 p.m.: Nikki Nunn – women’s long jump trials/finals
Raheem Mostert and Eric Harris – men’s 100m dash trials
7:20 p.m.: Andrew Kendrick – men’s 400m dash trials
7:45 p.m.: Aarin Jones – women’s 400m dash trials
8:10 p.m.: Kevin Griffith – men’s 800m run trials
8:35 p.m.: Kari Shoolbraid and BreAnna Smith – women’s 800m run trials
9 p.m.: Matthew McClintock – men’s 10k finals
10 a.m.: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi – men’s hammer throw trials/finals
Noon: Jessica Harter – women’s pole vault trials/finals
5 p.m.: Brandon Winters – men’s 110m hurdles trials
5:30 p.m.: Ciana Tabb – women’s 100m hurdles trials
6 p.m.: Andrew Kendrick* - men’s 400m dash finals
6:15 p.m.: Aarin Jones* - women’s 400m dash finals
6:30 p.m.: Raheem Mostert* and Eric Harris* - men’s 100m dash finals
7 p.m.: Kevin Griffith* - men’s 800m run finals
7:15 p.m.: Kari Shoolbraid* and BreAnna Smith* - women’s 800m run finals
7:30 p.m.: Andre Peart* - men’s 400m hurdles finals
8 p.m.: Raheem Mostert – men’s 200m dash trials
8:50 p.m.: Jake Waterman – men’s 3,000m steeplechase finals
9:30 p.m.: Blair Doney and Hope Schmelzle – women’s 3,000m steeplechase finals
Noon: Caleb Fricke and Caleb Reiff – men’s discus trials/finals
4 p.m.: Dani Bunch – women’s shot put trials/finals
5 p.m.: Cierra Brown – women’s triple jump trials/finals
6 p.m.: Men’s 4x100m relay finals
7:05 p.m.: Brandon Winters* - men’s 110m hurdles finals
7:20 p.m.: Ciana Tabb* - women’s 100m hurdles finals
7:35 p.m.: Raheem Mostert* - men’s 200m dash finals
9:25 p.m.: Men’s 4x400m relay finals
9:45 p.m.: Women’s 4x400m relay finals
*If student-athlete qualifies through trials
A live results link will be posted on the Game Day Central page, as well as the PurdueSports.com track and field schedule once it becomes available. A live blog and twitter feeds will also be available on the Game Day Central page for each day of action. Fans and followers can join the conversation for pictures, questions, and more for each day of the regional. Full results and a recap will be posted to PurdueSports.com following the completion of each day.