Camels compete in Aggie Last Chance meet Sunday

Shenelle McKay (BigSouthPhotos.com)
Shenelle McKay (BigSouthPhotos.com)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The Fighting Camels are set to compete in their final regular season meet as CU sends a small group to Greensboro, N.C. for the Aggie Last Chance Invitational, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University at the Irwin Belk Track. The main purpose of the meet is to give athletes a 'last chance' to post qualifying marks for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round.

In order to qualify for the regional event, an athlete must rank inside the top-48 in their respective event based on the TFRRS East Regional Qualifying List, which can be found here. Live results from the meet will be provided by HalfMileTiming.com at the 'Live stats' link above.

Campbell will have a trio of athletes entered in field events at the meet. Starting at 9:00 a.m., Alize Graham will compete in the men's long jump, where he holds a season-best mark of 7.36m. In order to enter the top-48, Graham would need to PR with a jump of 7.46m or better.

Seniors Davian Rhodes and Shenelle McKay will compete in the men's and women's high jump. Rhodes, who set a personal-best mark of 2.15m last season, needs to clear 2.08m or higher to enter the regional field. McKay is right on the edge of the qualifying field, currently ranking T-46 in the region with a season-best 1.72m performance. If she can tie her PR of 1.74m, she would enter the top-30 and be considered a lock for regionals.

Running events will begin at 11:00 a.m., with CU's first event of the day being the men's 1500m. Kelvin Kirui is coming off a gold medal performance at the Big South Outdoor Championships, notching a PR of 3:47.28 at the conference meet. The Eldoret, Kenya native would need to shave two seconds off his personal-best to enter the regional qualifying field.

Lilla Juhasz looks to qualify for her third-straight NCAA East Regional in the 100m hurdles. Based on the current TFRRS list, her season-best mark of 13.56 ranks T-48 in the region. With conference championships and other last chance meets happening all across the country this weekend, Juhasz would certainly need to improve on that mark to stay inside the regional field of 48.

Freshman Isis Brooks is coming off two bronze medal performances in the women's 100m and 200m dashes at the Big South Outdoor Championships, posting marks of 11.82 and 24.46. She will compete in those events in Greensboro.

Reigning Big South Outstanding Women's Track Performer and Freshman of the Year Janai Scott is also entered in the women's 200m at the last chance meet. She would need to improve on her personal-best time of 23.95 by nearly half a second to enter the East Region qualifying field.

Campbell's top 400m performers, Racheal Brown and Ka'Deem Wynn, are set to compete in Greensboro. Brown most recently earned a bronze medal at the conference meet with a time of 55.67, while Wynn also took bronze on the men's side with a Campbell season-best mark of 48.93.

Senior Tatiana Wolfe will try to extend her outdoor track career as she is set to compete in the 400m hurdles. The St. Catherine, Jamaica most recently posted a season-best time of 59.93 to place third at the Big South Outdoor Championships. Her personal-best mark of 59.43, which is also an all-time program record, would currently rank 36th on the regional qualifying list.

Following the meet, Campbell will await final seedings for the 2017 NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. The regional meet is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, May 25-27. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.