Tigers earn 29 bids to NCAA East Preliminaries


AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn track & field begins the road to the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with the NCAA East Preliminaries in Lexington, Kentucky at the UK Track and Field Complex May 22-25.

A total of 29 Auburn track & field athletes will compete in 20 individual events along with three relays to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon June 5-8 at Hayward Field.

The East and West Preliminaries will take the top 12 finishers in each event, with all 24 competing at the NCAA Championships. The West Preliminaries will take place at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The men's team will send 13 competitors, while the women's team will send 16. Of the 29 competing, three Tigers have competed previously at NCAA Outdoor Championships. The men include junior Favour Ashe and graduate student James Courson with the women including graduate student Shaniya Holley.

Sophomores Michael May and Paula Grauvogel have already punched their tickets to Nationals with the former competing in the men's decathlon and the latter in the women's heptathlon.

Auburn Prelims Qualifiers

Men's 100m
Favour Ashe
Kanyinsola Ajayi
Azeem Fahmi

Men's 200m
Makanakaishe Charamba
Dario Matau

Men's 800m
Louis O'Loughlin
Davis Plowden

Men's 1500m
Max Hardin

Men's 5000m
Ryan Kinnane

Men's 110m Hurdles
Ja'Kobe Tharp

Men's 4x100m Relay
Kanyinsola Ajayi, Favour Ashe, Azeem Fahmi, Makanakaishe Charamba, Dario Matau

Men's Pole Vault
James Courson

Men's Shot Put
Matthew Rueff

Men's Javelin Throw
Keyshawn Strachan

Women's 100m
Chante Clinkscale

Women's 200m
Chante Clinkscale

Women's 400m
Vimbayi Maisvorewa
Deborah Oke

Women's 100m Hurdles
Danae Nembhard

Women's 400m Hurdles
Abasiono Akpan
Zuriel Reed
Lalah Hasbrouck

Women's 4x100m Relay
Danae Nembhard, Chante Clinkscale, Deborah Oke, Shonedra Richardson, Ashantae Harvey, Ashanti Harvey

Women's 4x400m Relay
Abasiono Akpan, Zuriel Reed, Deborah Oke, Vimbayi Maisvorewa, Ashantae Harvey, Lalah Hasbrouck

Women's Pole Vault
Alyssa Quinones-Mixon
Rhiannon Held

Women's Long Jump
Shonedra Richardson
Amy Warren

Women's Triple Jump
Amy Warren

Women's Shot Put
Marley Raikiwasa
Megan Hague

Women's Discus Throw
Marley Raikiwasa
Megan Hague

Women's Javelin Throw
Shaniya Holley