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Center Court: NCAA East 2024 Preliminary Rounds

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Thirty-eight Tennessee track and field athletes traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, to begin NCAA postseason action in the Eastern Preliminary Rounds this week. The four-day regional competition is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 through Saturday, May 25 at the University of Kentucky Athletics Complex.

The Big Orange will have 46 entries in the meet, competing in 25 events throughout the competition. The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to the NCAA National Championships, scheduled for June 5-8 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

STILL LIVE: The 2024 NCAA East Preliminary Rounds will stream online on ESPN+, available to subscribers on the ESPN app and espn.com/watch. You can find more information about the ESPN+ platform here.

Broadcast coverage will begin each day with on-track events, starting at 6 pm ET on Wednesdays and Thursdays and at 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Flash Results Inc will provide live results throughout the match.

TENNESSEE TIME: UT will have 35 individuals and four relays competing in the Eastern Prelims, with several events in action all four days. See below for a breakdown of Tennessee’s meeting schedule.

Wednesday May 22

13:00 – Javelin M 1st Round: Kevin Burr Jr.

6:00 p.m. – M 110 m hurdles: Kalib Branch, Sam McLendon

6:30 p.m. – M 1,500 m 1st round: Christopher Cereza

19:00 – M 100m 1st Round: Javonte Harding, Davonte Howell, T’Mars McCallum

19:25 – M 400m 1st round: Emmanuel Bynum, christian parker

20:20 – M 400 m hurdles 1st round: Clemente Ducos, Rasheeme Griffith, Ja’Kwan Hale

20:45 – M 200m 1st round: Javonte Harding, T’Mars McCallum

21:10 – Semifinal M 10,000m: Dean Casey, Nate Kawalec, Brandon Olden

Thursday May 23

6:00 p.m. – 100m hurdles W 1st round: Layla Anderson, Myla Greene, Kiara Smith

6:30 pm – First Round of Pole Vault W: Sarah Schmitt

7:00 p.m. – 100 m W 1st round: Joella Lloyd, DaJour Miles, Dennisha Page

19:25 – W 400m 1st round: Javonya Valcourt, Brianna Blanco

19:50 – W 800m 1st round: Ka’Myya Haywood

20:20 – 400 m hurdles W 1st round: Kyla Robinson-Hubbard

20:45 – W 200m 1st round: Dennisha Page

9:10 p.m. – 10,000 m W semi-final: undercover emily, Ashley Jones, Carolina Lyerly, Rachel Sutliff

Friday May 24

1:00 pm – M Disco 1st Round: Aron Álvarez Aranda

2:00 p.m. – High Jump M 1st Round: grant campbell

5:00 p.m. – 4x100m relay quarterfinals M
17:15 – 1,500m quarterfinals
18:15 – 110m hurdles M quarterfinals
18:35 – 100m M quarterfinals
18:50 – 400m M quarterfinals
19:25 – 400m hurdles M quarterfinals
19:50 – 200m M quarterfinals
8:10 p.m. – Semifinal M 5,000 m: Yaseen Abdalla, Jacob Lewis, Brandon Olden

20:45 – 4×400 m relay quarterfinals

Saturday May 25

5:00 pm – 4x100m W relay quarterfinals
17:40 – 3,000m W Steeplechase Quarterfinals: Kayla Gholar

18:15 – 100m Hurdles W Quarterfinals
18:35 – Women’s 100m quarterfinals
18:50 – Women’s 400m quarterfinals
19:05 – 800m W quarterfinals
19:25 – 400m Hurdles W Quarterfinals
19:50 – Women’s 200m quarterfinals
8:10 p.m. – Women’s 5,000 m semi-final: undercover emily, Ashley Jones, Rachel Sutliff

8:45 pm – 4x400m W Relay Quarterfinals

A full meeting schedule can be viewed at this link, with grading sheets available here.

CLASSIFIED VOLS: In the latest installment of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Athletics Rating Index, the Tennessee women were ranked 10th, while the Vols were ranked 12th. UT is one of seven schools in the country to have both teams ranked in the top 12 nationally.

UNTIL NEXT TIME: The top 12 finishers in each NCAA East Preliminary event will advance to the NCAA Division I National Championships, which will be held June 5-8 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.