The NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Championship committee have announced the following athletes who will participate in the Championship Season.
In the East Region, 145 Ivy League performances across 37 events have qualified athletes for the next round being held North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.. This includes three relay squads: Cornell men 4×100; Princeton men 4×400, and Harvard women 4×400. Not including any relays, Cornell leads the number of qualifying performances with 33, with Princeton (24) and Columbia (23) having the next highest number of qualifiers. The Ivies currently have 4 regional leaders: Abbey D’Agostino in the 5,000m, Rachel Sorna in the steeplechase, Stephen Mozia in the shot put, and Julia Ratcliffe in the hammer throw. For the men’s competition, the 5,000m has the most number of Ivy qualifiers, with 11 men earning a bid. For the women, that honor goes for the steeplechase with 10 qualifiers.
In the West Regional, two new teammates have qualified as Longhorns: former Lion Kyle Merber in the 1,500m as the 10th seed and former Tiger Trevor Van Ackeren in the steeplechase as the 12th seed. Merber will be up again former Big Green-current Duck Matt Miner in the 1500m (14th seed).
Ivy alum Tyler King has qualified in the steeplechase in the East Region. The former Tiger now competes for Boston College as a graduate student.
Some athletes were really close to the top-24 cutoff for the automatic bid to Nationals in the multi-events, but they were not selected this year.
See after the break for the full East Regional Ivy qualifying list.