South Carolina Heads to Jacksonville for NCAA East Regionals – University of South Carolina Athletics

South Carolina Heads to Jacksonville for NCAA East Regionals – University of South Carolina Athletics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 23, 2023) – South Carolina Track & Field is heading down south to Jacksonville, Fla. for the NCAA East Regional. The meet will be held at Visit Jax Track at Hodges Stadium, hosted by the University of North Florida. The event will begin on Wednesday, May 24 and conclude on Saturday, May 27.

Follow the Meet
Live results for the NCAA East Regional can be found by clicking here. For those interested in watching the event live can do so on ESPN+ each day. Links to the live videos will be posted on Gamecock Twitter on the morning of each competition date. Fans can follow along with updates on Twitter by following @GamecockTrack.

Meet Information
The NCAA East Regional consists of the top 48 marks in individual events, top 24 relay teams in the region and the top 24 multi-event athletes. Each individual track event, excluding distance, will conclude of a first round (Top 48), followed by the quarterfinals (best 24 after opening round). Once the quarterfinals have taken place, the top 12 (top three in each heat plus next three fastest times) will secure their spots in the 2023 NCAA Championship in Austin, Texas on June 7-10. Field events operate differently, with throws, long jump and triple jump each getting three attempts, while high jump and pole vault will keep competing until there are only 12 remaining athletes.

The relay events and distance events will each run one race with the top 12 advancing to the national championship next month.

The men will compete on Wednesday and Friday, while the women will compete on Thursday and Saturday. For a full schedule of the NCAA East Regional, click here.

Coaches Corner
“The season is far from over. Everything that we have been working on since the end of the indoor season has led up to this very meet. Not everyone is able to compete in a regional event, and it takes a lot of hard work and patience to get to this weekend. So, to be able to come here and represent this great university, there is a lot of pride that comes with that. I have challenged our team and I expect their very best as we look to take it one step further at the National Championship in Austin. As always, we are excited and we look forward to seeing how our student-athletes respond to the competition this weekend.”

Gamecocks in Jacksonville
The Gamecocks qualified for 19 total events, with 11 events coming on the men’s side and eight events qualified for on the women’s side.

A trio of Gamecock men qualified for a…

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