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MACtion at NCAA Regional Outdoor Track and Field

Multiple schools, multiple athletes advance to NCAA Finals

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Most eyes of the conference are on Avon, Ohio where the Mid-American Conference baseball tournament is underway. But there is plenty of MACtion to go around this weekend. MAC member schools are having notable successes at the NCAA Regional Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


Akron

The University of Akron track and field team garnered three berths to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 27, as seniors Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) and Caroline Hasse (Potsdam, Germany) along with junior Phil Jagers (Solon, Ohio) posted qualifying marks to lead the Zips' performances on the second day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round.


Central Michigan

Central Michigan’s Shane Moffo advanced to the quarterfinals in the men’s 110-meter hurdles Friday during Day 2 of the NCAA East Preliminary Track & Field meet at North Florida’s Hodges Stadium.


Eastern Michigan Men

The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team wrapped up day two of the NCAA East Regional today, May 27. The Eagles saw their first competitor qualify to the NCAA Championships, as redshirt junior Willy Fink (Maumee, Ohio - Maumee) turned in the best 3000m steeplechase race of his career.


Eastern Michigan Women

The Eastern Michigan University women's track and field team followed up a solid opening day with another fantastic performance at the NCAA East Regional, today, May 27. The final event on the day proved to be the highlight, as the Eagles earned their first qualification to the NCAA Championships, which will take place June 8-11.


Kent State

Kent State's Reggie Jagers III shattered the Kent State outdoor discus record with a mark of 60.17m (197' 5") on day two of the NCAA East Regional, qualifying for the 2016 NCAA National Championships.


Miami

Alexus Jimson-Miller made her postseason debut and represented the Miami track and field program on day two of the NCAA East Region Preliminary meet on Friday.


Northern Illinois

Several Northern Illinois University track & field student-athletes made outstanding efforts to outperform their seedings at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on Friday at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan., but unfortunately none of the Huskies qualified for the upcoming NCAA Championships.


Toledo

Senior Kyesha Neal, senior Liz Weiler and junior Madeline Pacella competed at day two NCAA East Preliminary meet on the campus of the University of North Florida. Neal and Weiler both punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR on June 8-11. The top-12 from each event qualify for the final meet.


Regional Championship action continues today, with the NCAA Finals being held in Eugene, OR beginning on June 8th.