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Nine Eagles Qualify for Nationals

Calista ariel english jackson tye meador emily valle diante cannon alex galloway davonta womack dirk jones jamie hiegle with ncaa logo

INDIANAPOLIS - A record nine Eagles have qualified for the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Nationals in Geneva, Ohio taking place May 23-25. Calista Ariel, English Jackson, Tye Meador and Emily Valle will represent the women while Diante Cannon, Alex Galloway, Davonta Womack, Dirk Jones and Jamie Hiegel will represent the men. 

For each men's individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.  For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.  For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into the competition.  

Jackson will represent the Eagles in the 5,000 meters. Her time of 17:19.08 was enough to qualify in the 22nd position. 

Ariel qualified in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Her time of 10:50.41 makes her the ten seed. 

Meador will compete in the long jump. Her mark of 5.76m/18'10.34" comes in at the tenth best jump this year. 

Valle qualified as the 13th seed in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.18.

The Eagles 4x100 meter relay team of Cannon, Galloway, Womack and Jones enters with the ninth best mark (41.16). Chase Rosenthal will join the team to Geneva as the alternate. 

Womack will also be competing in two individual events. His 100 meter time of 10.54 is seventh best and his long jump mark of 7.24m/23'9" is 14th best. 

Hiegel rounds out the Eagle contingent and will compete in the 10,000 meters. His time of 30:07.63 is seventh best entering the championships.

Stay tuned to, as well as the Eagles social media accounts, for more information and previews leading up to championships.