Emory Track & Field to Participate in Three Last-Chance Meets this Week
The Eagles will look to take advantage of their final
opportunities to qualify for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and
Field Championships this week, as Emory University will send a
select group of athletes on the brink of qualification to
three last chance meets.
Emory will be participating in Wednesday’s Last Chance Pentathlon at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, Thursday’s Final Qualifier at Clemson University, and the Last Chance Qualifer at North Central College in Naperville, IL on Friday.
The Eagles are slated to send senior Brad Pruente to the Last Chance Pentathlon at Christopher Newport. Pruente will be looking to qualify for nationals in the multi-event, after scoring 3,339 points in the pentathlon earlier in the year, just 11 points shy of the provisional qualification score. The meet, to be held on the Vince Brown Track in the Freeman Center on the Christopher Newport campus, is slated for a 10:00 AM start.
On Thursday, the Eagles are planning to send pole vaulter Tony Lombardo, and hurdlers Everett Bryant, Morgan Monroe and Jasmine McCullough to Clemson. The pole vault is scheduled for a 5:00 PM start, while the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles will begin at 5:00 PM, with the semi-finals starting at 5:30 PM, and the finals at 6:00 PM. This will be the Eagles’ fourth and final trip to Clemson this season.
Emory will then turn around and send all of its competitors from the previous two meets, along with jumpers Lauren Attiah and Ian Francis, and the women’s 4x400-meter relay team, to North Central College on Friday. The meet is scheduled for a 4:00 PM start on Friday. Emory will be making its second trip of the season to the Al B. Carius Track on the North Central campus.