After three days of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary a total of seven athletes will now represent the University of Memphis at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The third and final day of competition saw three more Tigers punch their tickets to Eugene, Ore.
Two Memphis track and field athletes advanced through the NCAA East Preliminary on Friday. Kala Funderburk (400m) and Maya Williamson (400m hurdles) each set new program-records in their qualifying efforts securing spots at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore.
University of Memphis track and field athletes got to work on day one of the NCAA East Preliminary. Four Tigers advanced to the next round of competition including one that secured a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore.
Memphis track and field athletes have their sights set on the NCAA East Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary set to being on Thursday. The Tigers are sending a program-record of 19 athletes to the postseason with 18 going to the preliminary and one already qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship.
A program-record 18 University of Memphis track and field athletes qualified for the NCAA postseason on Thursday. The Tigers eclipsed the previous record of 14 qualifiers recorded in both 2011 and 2012.