Big Ten Looks to Secure NCAA Bids on Second Day of Outdoor Preliminaries




May 24, 2013

The second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Preliminaries is underway. Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after the first day of preliminaries on Thursday, while multiple student-athletes moved on to the quarterfinals in their respective events. The East Preliminary is held in Greensboro, N.C., and the West Preliminary is in Austin, Texas.

The complete list of Big Ten qualifiers from Thursday can be found below.

Men's Qualifiers
Scott Houston, IND, (5th)
Zach Mayhew, IND, 10,000 (9th)
Gabe Hall, IOWA, discus (3rd)
Antonio James, MSU, discus (4th)
Lonnie Pugh, MSU, discus (10th)
Wally Ellenson, MINN, high jump (7th)
Janis Leitis, NEB, long jump (4th)
Chad Wright, NEB, discus (2nd)
Mike Hartfield, OSU, long jump (3rd)
Korbin Smith, OSU, long jump (10th)

Women's Qualifers
Taja Moore, IND, discus (2nd)
Erin Pendleton, MICH, discus (3rd)
Beth Rohl, MSU, discus (4th)
Mara Griva, NEB, long jump (5th)
Kari Heck, NEB, long jump (11th)
Melissa Kurzdorfer, PSU, discus (12th)
Caitlin Comfort, WIS, 10,000 (8th)