Trojan track qualifies for 5 events at NCAA East Preliminaries
TROY, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy track and field team qualified for five events and is sending seven different athletes to the NCAA East Preliminaries, which begin on May 26 and end on May 28.
The Trojans have two different athletes qualifying for two different events with Zach Douglas qualifying in shot put and discus. Hakim Montgomery and Benjamin Martin both qualified for the 100-meter sprints and are a part of the men’s 4×100-meter relays. Corina Cox and Jaevyn Wortham both qualified for the discus competition.
Montgomery and Martin achieved times at the Sun Belt Conference Championships that qualified them for the preliminaries in the 100-meter race. Montgomery finished with a 10.30 time, while Martin finished with a 10.31 time.
The freshman and senior are both a part of the 4×100 team that qualified for the NCAA preliminaries, along with Cameron Rice and Garrison Floyd. They finished with a 40.10 time at the conference tournament.
On the field side, Troy has three athletes competing in three events. Douglas’ 18.64-meter toss in the shot put and his 55.39-meter discus throw qualify him in both events.
Cox, who was the only Trojan to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminaries last year, and Wortham both finished with qualifying distances. Cox finished with a 56.04-meter at the Alabama Relays in the discus throw and Wortham finished with a 51.96-meter toss at the Jaguar Opener.