Hokies head to Jacksonville for NCAA East Prelims

Hokies head to Jacksonville for NCAA East Prelims

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 24 – 27 at Hodges Stadium.

The top 12 athletes in each event quarterfinal, plus the top 12 from the West Preliminary Rounds, will advance to the semifinal and final rounds of the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas (June 7-10) at Mike A. Myers Stadium.  Athletes in the throws, long jump, and triple jump will get three attempt each with the top 12 moving on to the Championships. High jump and pole vault will continue competing until only 12 athletes remain. 

The men’s team will compete Wednesday and Friday, with the women going Thursday and Saturday. 

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2023 ACC outdoor champions Julia Fixsen (pole vault), Rebecca Mammel (hammer), Antonio Lopez Segura (5000m), and Nick Plant (800m) are set to compete at the East Prelims. 

At the 2022 East Prelims, Julia Fixsen, Essence Henderson, Sara Killinen, Khalil Bedoui, and Chauncey Chambers advanced to the finals where Killinen finished fourth in the hammer throw with a personal-best distance of 233′ 0″ (71.02m). Henderson placed first at the prelims breaking her school record in the discus with a throw of 193′ 0″ (58.83m).  

NCAA East Region Ranking 


20. Cole Beck – 100m

31. Khalil Bedoui – Hammer 

6. Chauncey Chambers – Triple Jump

13. Aidan Clark – High Jump

29. Alec Fleming – 3000m Steeplechase 

16. Viktor Idhammar – 1500m 

18. Tyson Jones – Shot Put 

10. Judson Lincoln IV – 400m 

35. Antonio Lopez Segura – 5000m 

38. Arlo Ludewick – 1500m 

43. Conner McClure – Pole Vault

14.Ben Nagel – 800m

7. Nick Plant – 800m 

43. Harrison Rice – Pole Vault

31. Jacob Rice – Pole Vault

16. Declan Rymer – 3000m Steeplechase

28. Jake Spotswood – Pole Vault


59. Hannah Ballowe – 800m 

42. Grace Boone – 1500m 

22. Katrin Brzyszkowska – Shot Put

6. Lindsey Butler – 800m 

5. Julia Fixsen – Pole Vault 

16. Journey Gurley – Pole Vault 

16. Essence Henderson – Shot Put, Discus

23. Hayley Horvath – Pole Vault 

6. Sara Killinen – Hammer 

25. Barbora Malikova – 400m

18. Rebecca Mammel – Hammer 

8. Star Price – 800m 

9. Cierra Pyles – Triple Jump 

42. Katie Seyfang – Shot Put 

26. Barbora Stejfova – Hammer 

2. Kenna Stimmel – Pole…

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