INDIANAPOLIS, IND – Five Peach Belt Conference women's track & field athletes and three men's athletes will compete at the NCAA Championships, it was announced on Tuesday. PBC men's and women's champions Embry-Riddle will be the most represented conference team at the event with three athletes in the field. The NCAA National Championship will be held May 24-26 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Irwin Belk Complex. Johnson C. Smith University will serve as the host of the championships.
Embry-Riddle's Kristen Metcalfe, who was named the PBC Women's Track Athlete of the Year at the PBC Championships, was the only conference athlete to qualify for two events. The sophomore from Mississauga, Ontario, will run in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters.
ERAU's Merari Coronado will become the first PBC women's athlete to compete in the shot put at the NCAA's. Calahan Warren will run on the men's side in the 1,500.
UNC Pembroke's Jenna Cube will compete in the 100 meter hurdles. The PBC Field Athlete of the Year, she won three events at the conference championship meet. Teammate Lashonda Tate will compete in the triple jump.
Nova Southeastern's Eric Moate returns to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. The junior will compete in the 200 meter dash after running in the 100 last year. Also for Nova Southeastern, Amira Bendrif will compete in the triple jump.
Clayton State's Chris Florence will run the 400 meters at the NCAA's. The sophomore will be the first Laker to compete at the nationals since 2015.
Live scoring and live video of the NCAA Championships can be found at NCAA.com.
PBC Men's Track & Field NCAA Participants
|200 Meter Dash||Eric Moate, Nova Southeastern||Friday, May 25, 5:40 pm||17th (21.36)|
|Long Jump||Kory Jones, UNC Pembroke||Thursday, May 24, 5:40 pm||13th (7.34m)|
|1,500 Meter Run||Calahan Warren, Embry-Riddle||Thursday, May 24, 5:10 pm||16th (3:54.10)|
PBC Women's Track & Field NCAA Participants
|800 Meter Run||Kristen Metcalfe, Embry-Riddle||Friday, May 25, 6:20 pm||2:07.14 (Q)|
|Saturday, May 26, 5:15 pm (finals)||3rd (2:05.27)|
|1,500 Meter Run||Kristen Metcalfe, Embry-Riddle||Thursday, May 24, 5:25 pm||4:29.97 (Q)|
|Saturday, May 26, 3:55 (finals)||3rd (4:23.82)|
|100 Meter Hurdles||Jenna Cube, UNC Pembroke||Friday, May 25, 6:55 pm||17th (14.35)|
|Triple Jump||Amira Bendrif, Nova Southeastern||Friday, May 25, 4:45 pm||11th (11.96)|
|Lashonda Tate, UNC Pembroke||Friday, May 25, 4:45 pm||24th (11.06)|
|Shot Put||Merari Coronado, Embry-Riddle||Saturday, May 26, 11:15 am||15th (14.04)|