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May 20, 2024

18 Spartans earn entry to NCAA East first round

18 Michigan State Track and Field Student athletes – eight women and 10 men – were selected to compete in the NCAA East First Round Regional in Lexington, Ky. from Wednesday, May 22 through Saturday, May 25.

Each of the Spartans earned entry by posting an East Region top-48 mark in their respective events during the outdoor season. If the Spartans place within the top 12 in their event, they advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the famed Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon from June 5-8, where they will meet the top 12 finishers from the West Regional, being held in Fayetteville, Ark.

MSU, less than a week removed from the men posting their best finish at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in 15 years, sends the most student-athletes to an NCAA preliminary since 25 Spartans were selected in 2019. Last year, 12 earned berths, in 2022, 17, and in 2021, 15, while the 2020 NCAA Championships were cancelled due to COVID.

Read the full story on the Michigan State University Athletics Website.

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