STARKVILLE, Miss. – Back to the track.
Two weeks after concluding action at the SEC Track & Field Championships, Mississippi State returns to competition Thursday at the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by North Carolina A&T at Irwin Belk Track inside Aggie Stadium.
The event concludes Saturday, with the championship round to be held in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.
“This is what you work for all season long,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “Everyone knows what’s at stake and what’s needed to get to Oregon.”
Both the men and women will be competing in seven events each. Excluded from the prelims are multi-events. The top 12 from each event advance to the nationals.
Mississippi State travels to North Carolina after the men placed 11th at the SEC championships and the women 10th.
MSU Men Participating
Triple Jump – Jason Harper
High Jump – Marcus Jackson
Javelin – Piotre Antosik
800m Run – Brandon McBride
400m Hurdles – Nathan Arnett and Scottie Hearns
400m Dash – Tavaris Tate and Daundre Barnaby
4x400 – Tavaris Tate, Randy Patterson, Daundre Barnaby and Brandon McBride
MSU Women Participating
Long Jump – Erica Bougard and Sojourner Ewing
Triple Jump – Ebony Brinker
400m Dash – Jody-Ann Muir
1500m Run – Chloe Phillips
Steeplechase – Cornelia Griesche
400m Hurdles – Ocian Archer
4x400 – Ocian Archer, Jody-Ann Muir, Ste’yce McNeil, Erica Bouga