Okay, let’s start with a quick look back. Heps Track needs to extend its appreciation to the folks at LetsRun.com for linking up the website during the NCAA Regionals. Our site had a lot of unexpected traffic (thousands upon thousands of visitors) thanks to the help of the Brothers Johnson.
Now, up next. On Tuesday, the NCAA’s Track & Field Subcommittee will complete its at-large selections for the National Championship, which are scheduled for Fayetteville, Ark., from June 10-13. The full list of participants will be posted here by 3 pm.
“Now,” you may ask yourself, “how do they arrive at the at-large selections?”
Here it is, straight from the NCAA Manual:
The track and field committee has adopted the following process for selecting at-large berths into the national championships meet. After the automatic qualifiers (top five declared student-athletes in individual events, top three declared relays based upon regional performance) have been identified, the committee will place the next seven declared student-athletes/relay teams (plus ties based on place) in each event based upon regional performance into the national at-large pool.
The at-large pool student-athletes are then listed in order of their best performance of the year, including any best marks established at the regional meet. The committee will fill the field in each event by starting at the top of the at-large pool until the cap of 544 student-athletes per gender is reached.
If the numbers of allowable student-athletes have not been reached after automatic qualifiers and minimum field sizes have been accommodated, the committee will add student-athletes to the meet by adding equally to all events (including relays) for as long as the number of available student-athlete spaces will allow. At this step, if two or more student-athletes are tied by mark for the next qualifying performance, all such student-athletes will be added to the field as long as the number of spaces available is sufficient.
If you want to figure all this out for yourself, click here, scroll to the bottom and knock yourself out!
It is impossible to know whom, among the qualifiers, will scratch and which doors will be opened, but these Ivy athletes are each within reach of reconsideration.
Anna Aagenes, Penn — 800m Run
Liz Costello, Princeton — 1,500m Run
Sarah Cummings, Princeton — 10,000m Run
Emily Daly, Dartmouth — Hammer Throw
Adrien Dannemiller, Cornell — Steeplechase
Natalie Gengel, Cornell — Pole Vault
Zac Hine, Cornell — 10,000m Run
Megan Lessard, Columbia — 5,000m Run
Jeomi Maduka, Cornell — Long Jump & Triple Jump
Jeff Moriarty, Columbia — 800m Run
Darryll Oliver, Penn — 800m Run
Stephanie Pancoast, Cornell — Steeplechase
Max Westman, Penn — Decathlon