15 Athletes Who Will Miss NCAAs Despite Being All-American Material

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Sometimes the regional qualifying system can weed out deserving athletes from competing at the NCAA Championships due to racing in a deep region. Here is a list of 15 athletes who have shown All-American potential during the regular season but unfortunately failed to qualify to NCAAs.

RANKATHLETEYRSCHOOLREGIONALNOTABLE PERFORMANCE
1Facioni, ZachFRWake ForestSE2nd at ACC Championships
2Olley, ChrisJRSan FranciscoWE3rd at Pre-Nationals (White)
3Mwaura, JamesFRGonzagaWE10th at West Regional
4Burke, ColinJRUCLAWE11th at West Regional
5Wheeler, AbbeyJRProvidenceNE1st at Battle In Beantown
6Snyder, AlyssaSRUtah StateMT25th at NCAA Championships (2017)
7Hofstad, PaigeSOGeorgetownMA3rd at BIG EAST Championships
8Teigen, ChandlerSRWashington St.WE7th at Pac-12 Championships
9Cheboson, EmmanuelFRLouisvilleSE8th at Pre-Nationals (White)
10Korir, VallerySRWashington St.WE33rd at NCAA Championships (2017)
11Bautista, MiguelSRTexas TechMT3rd at Arturo Barrios Invitational
12Wildschutt, NadeelSOCoastal CarolinaSE28th at NCAA Championships (2017)
13Reynolds, GarrettJRUCLAWE4th at Stanford Invitational
14Burke, SeanSRBoston CollegeNE5th at ACC Championships
15Wildschutt, AdriaanFRCoastal CarolinaSE2nd at Sun Belt Championships

NCAA DII Recap: Pringle Leads Ashland To Another 1-Point Victory

While NCAA DI athletes were booking trips to the big dance over the weekend at the East and West preliminary rounds, their Division II counterparts competed at their national championships in Kingsville, Texas, with a dramatic team race on the men’s side and distance dominance across the board punctuating the 2019 edition.

House Of Run: Sprinters Have Stolen The Show In 2019

Jason and Kevin discuss the reaction to Noah Lyles’ close victory over Christian Coleman in the 100m, the budding rivalry between the two, Kenny Bednarek’s coming out party at JUCOs, Michael Norman’s smooth 19.84, Caster Semenya’s 3000m future and Matthew Boling’s superb Twitter skills.

Kelati, Oduduru & The 10 Biggest Stars At NCAA West Prelims

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Yesterday, Lincoln took a look at the top athletes to watch in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Today, I’ll do the same with the West Prelim, which begins this Thursday, May 23, in Sacramento.

FloTrack's NCAA Prelim Predictions

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FloTrack predicts the mid-distance/distance qualifiers for NCAAs.

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Roberts, Holloway & The 10 Brightest Stars At NCAA East Prelims

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The 2019 DI NCAA East Preliminary Round is this Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, in Jacksonville, Florida, and it will be LIVE on FloTrack. 

Kenny Bednarek Makes History With 19.82/44.73 Double At JUCOs

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One day after riding a blustering tailwind to the fastest wind-aided 200m in history, Indian Hills freshman Kenny Bednarek decided to give wind legal a try on the final day of the 2019 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The result? Still damn fast.

Shanghai Diamond League: Lyles Stuns Coleman, Samba Tops Benjamin

The second leg of the 2019 Diamond League season made its stop in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, and it was jam-packed with marquee matchups and tight finishes.

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Kenny Bednarek Runs Fastest Wind-Aided 200m In History

If you’ve ever wondered how fast a world-class sprinter could run with a comically strong tailwind, Indian Hills Community College freshman Kenny Bednarek had your answer on Friday with his 19.49 200m (+6.1 m/s) in the 2019 NJCAA Track and Field prelims.

What Did It Take To Qualify For NCAA Prelims Over The Years?

Since the NCAA moved to a two-regional system in 2010, the qualification process for the NCAA Championships has consisted of the top 48 individuals and top 24 relays in the West and East regions competing for 12 qualifying spots during the last weekend of May.

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Samba/Benjamin Pt. I, McLaughlin Debut Headline Shanghai DL

The first six-ish weeks of the professional track season have offered one clear lesson: the late World Championships aren’t going to tamp down fast times. From Michael Norman’s 43.45 to Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 49.05, it’s feeling like mid-August already. Perhaps the non-championship year in 2018 caused some energy and emotion to be bottled up, only being released in a year with a clear championship target. 

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