Hokies declare 26 for NCAA East Regional

Hokies declare 26 for NCAA East Regional

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Thursday, May 16 the NCAA announced the DI men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championship declarations for the 2024 preliminary meets. 

Virginia Tech declared 26 athletes will compete at the East Preliminary Round in Lexington, Ky. from May 22 – 25. The four-day qualifying meet will be hosted by the University of Kentucky at the UK Track & Field Complex. Buy Tickets, Schedule of Events

The top 48 declared student-athletes are accepted into the preliminary competitions for each individual event. The top 24 declared relay teams will be accepted into the preliminary competitions for each relay event. Combined events do not attend the preliminary meets. For combined events (Heptathlon and Decathlon), the top 24 declared student-athletes in each event based on their position on the national descending-order list will be accepted directly into the championships. 

Athletes with the top 12 times/marks and the best 12 relay teams at both the East and West Preliminary Round sites will qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Decathlete Sean Murphy has earned an automatic qualify spot into the NCAA Championships scoring 7532 points at the ACC Outdoor Championships. 



Joey Badalamenti – Pole Vault

Lukas Baroke – Hammer 

EJ Bell – High Jump

Brandon Burke – High Jump

Aidan Clark – High Jump

Dylan DeCambre – 800m

Ali Diaby – 4x100m, 4x400m relay 

Maddox Hamm – Pole Vault 

Kennedy Harrison – 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m relay

Chidozie Kalu – Triple Jump

Judson Lincoln IV – 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m relay

Conner McClure – Pole Vault

Nick Plant – 800m 

Harrison Rice – Pole Vault

Declan Rymer – 3000m Steeplechase

Kahleje Tillmon – 4x100m, 4x400m relay


Katrin Brzyszkowska – Shot Put

Lindsey Butler – 800m 

Kennedy Drish – Pole Vault

Journey Gurley – Pole Vault 

Erin Kelleher – Pole Vault

Sara Killinen – Hammer 

Mary Kate McGranahan – 3000m Steeple

Star Price – 800m

Chiara Sistermann – Pole Vault

Barbora Stejfova – Hammer 


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