INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The NCAA announced the qualifiers for the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, N.C. May 24th-26th.
Junior Caroline Kurgat is the top-seed in both the 5,000 (15:41.21) and 10,000 meters (32:33.24). The native of Eldoret, Kenya will be making her third appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships where she has earned two All-American honors. She won the 2017 NCAA individual title in cross country and did not compete during the indoor season.
Junior Danielle McCormick and junior Yemi Knight will both be competing in the 800. The duo also competed in the 800 at the indoor championships with McCormick winning the national title. McCormick, a native of Soldotna, Alaska, is seated fourth (2:06.17) and Knight, a native of St. Michael, Barbados, is the ninth seed (2:08.38).
Sophomore Vanessa Aniteye will compete in the 400 where she is seeded 19th (55.03). The Norderstedt, Germany, native is the two-time defending GNAC champion in the 400.
Senior Tamara Perez will represent the Seawolves in the 1,500 where she is seeded 12th (4:26.64). The native of Hendaye, France competed in both the 800 and 1,500 at the 2016 outdoor championships.
McCormick, Knight, Aniteye and Perez will compete in the 4x400. The relay is seeded ninth with a time of 3:43.01.