Five UAB Athletes Qualify For NCAA Track & Field Championships

UABSPORTS.COM Sophomore Rhiannon Johns will compete in two events at the NCAA Championships.
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Sophomore Rhiannon Johns will compete in two events at the NCAA Championships.
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May 22, 2010

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- UAB track and field had five athletes qualify for five events at the 2010 NCAA East Regional Outdoor Track & Field Championships as announced by the NCAA.

The NCAA East Regional will be held Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29, at the Irwin Bell Track at North Carolina A&T State University.

Conference USA champion Rhiannon Johns received a No. 13 seed in the 10,000-meter preliminaries with her time of 34:40.30 at the Stanford Invitational on March 26. The women's 10,000-meter race will be held Thursday at 9:15 p.m. ET.

Johns also qualified for the 5,000-meter prelims. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada product ran a time of 16:48.38 to finish seventh at the C-USA Championships last weekend. The 5,000-meter race will take place on Saturday at 8:45 p.m. ET.

Two-time C-USA champion Nora Mehl will compete in the high jump on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET. The Rottweil, Germany native earned a No. 19 seed with her leap of 1.79m (5-10.50) at the Alabama Relays on March 27.

Senior Timara McMillan qualified for the 100-meter hurdle prelims after clocking a time of 13.69 and recording a fourth-place finish at the C-USA Championships. The first round of the 100-meter hurdles are slated for Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

Junior Samantha Hamilton also qualified for the 100-meter hurdles. Hamilton ran to a fifth-place finish with a time of 13.78 at the C-USA Championships.

Junior Bianca Le'Blanc qualified for the 800-meter preliminaries after clocking a time of 2:09.75 at the C-USA Championships. Le'Blanc claimed a third-place finish and garnered all-conference honors. The first round of the 800-meter will take place Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held June 9-12 at the University of Oregon.

For more information on the NCAA East Regional Outdoor Track & Field Championship click on the above link to visit the NCAA Championship page on ncaa.com.

 

 

 
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