Panthers Prepped For NCAA East Regional

Panthers Prepped For NCAA East Regional

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh track and field team heads to Jacksonville, FL to continue their postseason campaign at the NCAA East Regional at Hodges Stadium (May 24-27).

The Panthers had 16 qualifiers, including Jack Balick (800m), Finn Walsh (1500m), Devin Nugent (400m hurdles), Jack Miller (3,000m steeple), Nigel Hussey (4x100m relay), Clement Campbell (4x100m relay, long jump), Darren McQueen Jr. (4x100m relay), Stephon Brown (4x100m relay), Otoniel Badjana (shotput), Daniel Amaya (hammer throw), Imani Clark (200m), Sadie Carey-Tharp (3,000m steeple), Lydia Bottelier (high jump), Ilse Steigenga (long jump), Foluke Olujide-Ajibade (hammer throw).

To advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, qualifiers must finish in the top 12 of their respective events at the prelims. For relay teams, the top 12 relay teams at both the East and West Preliminary round sites will qualify for nationals.


Wednesday, May 24

Thursday, May 25

Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27

Entering competition on Wednesday, here are where the Panthers rank in their individual and relay team events in the east region.


Emily Brown– 3,000m Steeple (10:08.54)- 8th

Lydia Bottelier– High Jump (1.76m)- 31st

Ilse Steigenga– Long Jump (6.47m)- 9th

Imani Clark– 200m (23.37)- 54th

Sadie Carey-Tharp– 3,000m Steeple (10:31.64)- 55th

Foluke Olujide-Ajibade– Hammer Throw (60.66m)- 31st


Jack Miller– 3,000m Steeple (8:44.38)- 15th

Clement Campbell– Long Jump (7.58m)- 40th

Darren McQueen Jr., Clement Campbell, Nigel Hussey, Stephon Brown– 4x100m Relay (39.73)- 23rd

Jack Balick– 800m (1:48.63)- 40th

Finn Walsh– 1500m (3:42.56)- 59th

Otoniel Badjana– Shot Put (17.79m)- 48th

Daniel Amaya– Hammer Throw (62.15m)- 39th


  • The top 12 finishers in each event will move on to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas slated for June 7-10 at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
  • At the national meet, the top-16 finishers in each individual event will earn All-America recognition.

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