Sixteen Athletes Qualify For NCAA East Regional

Sixteen Athletes Qualify For NCAA East Regional

RALEIGH – Twelve female athletes and four male athletes are preparing to represent the Wolfpack in the 2023 NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Florida May 24-27. 

A week after winning the individual ACC Championship in her first collegiate 10,000m, Katelyn Tuohy has declared for the 1500m and 5000m races at the East Regional. The NC State distance talent is in search of her second straight outdoor 5k National Championship. 

Joining Tuohy in the 5000m will be Amaris Tyynismaa, who submitted a time of 15:53.07 at the 2023 ACC Outdoor Championships in Raleigh to win the individual conference title for the event. 

Sam Bush, Kelsey Chmiel, Grace Hartman, Savannah Shaw, Jenna Schulz, and Allie Hays have also qualified for the 5k race. Chmiel earned First-Team All-ACC honors in the 5000m last weekend in Raleigh, while Hays received Second-Team.

The action doesn’t stop there for Chmiel and Hays, as they both qualified for the 10,000m as well. Hays set the school record for the event at Raleigh Relays in March with a first place time of 32:21.13. Chmiel came fourth after clocking in at 32:55.19. The two will be joined in the 10k by Gionna Quarzo and Mariah Howlett, who are coming off First-Team and Second-Team All-ACC performances, respectively. 

On the men’s side of things, Gavin Gaynor has qualified to run in the 1500m. The graduate student is enjoying a successful 2023 campaign that saw him win the 1500m crown at Penn Relays with a time of 3:40.24. That time would stand as his personal best until he clocked in at 3:40.05 at the ACC Outdoor Championships last weekend during the event prelim to finish fifth. 

The Pack then shifts from distance to sprints, as Ally Henson looks to build off of her Second-Team All-ACC time of 13.36 in the women’s 110m hurdles. 

Cam Murray will represent the Pack in the men’s 110m hurdles. The Atlanta-native took home the individual ACC Championship for the event with a time of 13.46.

NC State will also have athletes competing in multiple field events. Jamar Davis will be taking part in the men’s long jump and triple jump, while Jirah Sidberry will be the women’s representative for the Pack in those events. 

Sidberry’s leaps will be her first since winning the ACC Championship in the women’s long jump with a mark of 6.35m. 

In the men’s portion of the field events, Davis will be joined by

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