JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a successful first day at the NCAA East Regionals for Mississippi State as three Bulldogs punched their tickets for the national championships in a few weeks.
Joining Peyton Bair, who earned his spot at the SEC Championship, at the National Championship in Austin, Texas, will be Tyriq Horsford and Rémi Rougetet in the javelin and Cameron Crump in the long jump.
On his first throw of the day, Horsford threw the javelin 71.25m (233’9″). The throw would be good enough at the end of the event to finish ninth and lock in his spot in the championship in Texas. He will be making his third appearance at the outdoor championship in the javelin. Rougetet will make his first career appearance in the outdoor championships after earning a throw of 70.67m (231’10”) and finishing 11th. The top 12 advanced to Austin, Texas.
Cameron Crump will make his third all-time appearance in the long jump at the Outdoor National Championships. Crump only needed to take one of his three jumps on Wednesday after jumping 7.77m (25’6″) in his first attempt to catapult himself into second place in the event. Crump would remain in second the rest of the way.
In the running events, all three 400m runners advanced to the quarterfinals that will be held on Friday. Lee Eppie earned his spot by finishing third in his heat with a time of 46.71. Anthony Brodie (46.61) and Doval Simmonds (46.95) advanced to the quarterfinals but had to wait until the event’s conclusion to see if their times would be fast enough to advance since they both finished outside the top three of their heat.
The final Bulldog to advance to the quarterfinals in their event was Navasky Anderson in the 800m race. Anderson won his heat with a time of 1:49.34. Anderson will compete again on Friday.
NCAA Outdoor Regional (Jacksonville, Fla.) – May 24-27
Meet Schedule | Live Results | Event Website
Live Streaming Links (All times Central)
Day 2 – Thursday, May 25 stream
Day 3 – Friday, May 26 stream
Day 4 – Saturday, May 27 stream
Wednesday, May 24
Schedule of Events (All Times in Central Time)
|Event||Place||Bulldogs / Notes|
|Javelin (M) – Finals
Top 12 Advance to Austin
|Tyriq Horsford – 71.25m (233’9″) /…|
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