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Aisling Cuffe is the No. 1 seed in the 5,000.
Stanford Sends 29 to Prelims
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/22/2014

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford learned Thursday that 29 track and field athletes have advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 29-31.

The Cardinal will send 15 men and 14 women to the competition, one of two regionals in the country (the other is in Jacksonville, Fla.). The top 48 marks from each half of the country are accepted into each regional. The top 12 in each region advance to the NCAA Championships June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore., creating a 24-participant field for each event.

Stanford has one No. 1 seed and 10 among the top five. Aisling Cuffe, the school record holder in the 5,000 meters, is the Cardinal headliner. She ran 15:11.13 at the Payton Jordan Invitational. The time made her the third-fastest in collegiate history and the second-fastest among Americans collegians.

Cuffe is one of four Stanford runners in the women’s 5,000 field, including No. 3 seed Jessica Tonn, No. 33 Vanessa Fraser, and No. 44 Cami Chapus. The total ties for the most Stanford athletes in any event. The other is the men’s 1,500, which includes No. 5 Tyler Stutzman, No. 7 Michael Atchoo, No. 17 Marco Bertolotti, and No. 36 Justin Brinkley.

Stanford lineups feature eight men and five women who have won All-America honors. Of those, women’s javelin thrower Brianna Bain (No. 4 seed) and women’s 800 runner Amy Weissenbach (No. 2) are returning first-team outdoor All-Americans.

Ten Stanford women will attempt to advance to nationals for the first time, including three freshmen – Fraser, discus thrower Valarie Allman (No. 5), and javelin thrower Megan Glasmann (No. 13). The men have 12 searching for their first NCAA Championships berths, including one freshman – pole vaulter Dylan Duvio (No. 16).

If the seeds hold, Stanford would advance seven women and eight men. Stanford’s top men’s seed is Pac-12 triple jump champion and school record-holder Darian Brooks (No. 3, 52-6 ¾).

Two Stanford athletes are scheduled to compete in two events: Chapus in the women’s 1,500 and 5,000, and Lucas Rowley in the men’s discus and hammer throws.

Stanford’s Regional Qualifiers:

MEN      
Event Name Rank Mark
400 Steven Solomon 5 45.76
800 Luke Lefebure 11 1:48.79
1,500 Tyler Stutzman 5 3:40.21
1,500 Michael Atchoo 7 3:41.92
1,500 Marco Bertolotti 17 3:42.80
1,500 Justin Brinkley 36 3:45.30
5,000 Joe Rosa 6 13:33.56
5,000 Erik Olson 8 13:36.91
5,000 Garrett Sweatt 48 14:08.43
10,000 Jim Rosa 19 29:00.13
Pole vault Dylan Duvio 16 17-6 1/2
Triple jump Darian Brooks 3 52-6 3/4
Discus Nick Budincich 36 178-1
Discus Lucas Rowley 45 174-9
Hammer Lucas Rowley 32 199-10
Javelin Andrew Rondema 43 205-6
       
WOMEN      
Event Name Rank Mark
800 Amy Weissenbach 2 2:02.60
800 Claudia Saunders 5 2:03.44
1,500 Rebecca Mehra 4 4:17.82
1,500 Cami Chapus 25 4:23.41
1,500 Tate Murray 42 4:25.25
5,000 Aisling Cuffe 1 15:11.13
5,000 Jessica Tonn 3 15:32.26
5,000 Vanessa Fraser 33 16:22.34
5,000 Cami Chapus 44 16:34.93
10,000 Megan Lacy 40 34:53.07
Pole vault Ellie McCardwell 39 13-0 3/4
Discus Valarie Allman 5 187-7
Discus Rebecca Hammar 18 177-6
Javelin Brianna Bain 4 180-5
Javelin Megan Glasmann 13 164-8

 

 


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