Four Billikens Heading to NCAA Prelims
ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis track and field is sending four standouts to the 2012 NCAA Division I Track and Field West Preliminary Round, scheduled for May 24-26 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas.
Senior Brittney Cloudy, the Atlantic 10 Conference Field Performer of the Year and conference champion in the long jump and triple jump, qualified in both events. Sophomore Margo Richardson qualified for the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, marking the first time in school history that more than one athlete will compete in multiple events.
Junior Hilary Orf will compete in the 10,000 meters, while senior Dahmar Smiles will run the 110-meter hurdles.
The top 48 competitors from each region (West and East) are selected for the preliminary round. In order to advance to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6-9, a competitor must finish in the top 12 during the preliminary round.
NCAA Preliminary Round Schedule
Thursday, May 24
5:30 p.m. - Brittney Cloudy, long jump (first round)
6 p.m. - Margo Richardson, 1,500 meters (first round)
9:40 p.m. - Hilary Orf, 10,000 meters (semifinal)
Friday, May 25
5 p.m. - Dahmar Smiles, 110-meter hurdles (first round)
Saturday, May 26
6:30 p.m. - Brittney Cloudy, triple jump (first round)
6:45 p.m. - Margo Richardson, 1,500 meters (quarterfinal)
7:05 p.m. - Dahmar Smiles, 110-meter hurdles (quarterfinal)
8:45 p.m. - Margo Richardson, 5,000 meters (semifinal)