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GREENSBORO (May 19, 2018)  – A total of 24 North Carolina A&T track and field athletes across 12 events qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in Tampa Bay, Fla., scheduled for May 24-26 at the University of South Florida & Tampa Bay Sports Complex.

The No. 27-ranked N.C. A&T men’s team earned a total of 11 athletes representing in six events while the women have nine athletes across six different events.

The NCAA Selection Committee accepted the top-48 entries in each individual event and the top-24 relay teams in both relays to compete at each site hosting the NCAA Preliminary Rounds.   When competing in the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, the top-12 finishers in each open and relay event will qualify for the national semifinal and final rounds of the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, June 6-10.

Women’s Qualifying List (Seed)
100m Dash: Kayla White (10), India Brown (26)
200m Dash: India Brown (18)
400m Dash: Nia Lundy (36), Tori Ray (43), Sun-Sara Williams (47)
100m Hurdles: Kayla White (6), Madeleine Akobundu (18), TeJyrica Robinson (32)
400m Hurdles: Kennedy Thorne (42)
4x100m Relay (Tori Ray, India Brown, Jadzia Bradley, Kayla White) (5)
4x400m Relay (Payton Russell, Sun-Sara Williams, Nia Lundy, Tori Ray) (7)
Triple Jump: Anisa Toppin (29)

 Men’s Qualifying List (Seed)
100m Dash: Jaylan Mitchell (2), Rodney Rowe (19), Joel Thomas (37)
200m Dash: Rodney Rowe (9), Trevor Stewart (34)
400m Dash: Trevor Stewart (10), Justin Hamilton (22), Dajuan Harding (37)
100m Hurdles: Michael Dickson (5), Todd Townsend (14), Robert Miller (29)
400m Hurdles: Chase Bonham (25)
Triple Jump: Lasheon Strozier (44)
4x100m Relay (Rodney, Rowe, Jaylan Mitchell, Michael Bell, Joel Thomas, Michael Dickson) (12)
4x400m Relay (Dajuan Harding, Justin Hamilton, Trevor Stewart, Michael Dickson) (22)