|Deaton qualifies for NCAA Championship|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senior Jake Deaton finished 11th in the discus throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Championship with a toss of 179’10 Thursday afternoon to advance to the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Ore. held June 5-8.
Deaton qualified for the NCAA Championships by finishing in the top 12 of his event. Twelve competitors from each individual event and 12 teams from each relay event advance from each preliminary championships competition site to the final championships competition. Deaton will also compete in the shot put on Friday.
T'Sheila Mungo finished 20th with a qualifying time of 53.06 in the 400m dash to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal.
Khyran Shank clocked a time of 10.45 and finished 27th in the 100m dash.
The NCAA East Preliminary Championship will resume on Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. and is being hosted by N.C. A&T at Irwin Belk Track and Field.