Nine Athletes And Relay Team Qualify For NCAA East Preliminary

May 18, 2017

STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men’s track and field team qualified nine athletes in seven events plus a relay team to the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Championship. UConn will compete at the East preliminary, which will be held in Lexington, Kent., on May 25-27.

The top 48 athletes in each event in each region earn spot.

Those earning a spot in the regionals from UConn are:

Junior Stephon Henry (New Britain, Conn.) in both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Henry is the No. 24 seed in the 400 and the No. 46 in the 110.

Senior Kevin Foster (East Lyme, Conn.) and junior Seth Zuidema (Midland, Park, N.J.) in the javelin. Zuidema won the javelin title at last weekend’s American Athletic Conference championship and is the 13th seed in the event while Foster is the No. 10 seed.

Graduate student John Landis (Philadelphia, Pa.) is the No. 38 seed in the long jump.

Junior Trenten Beram (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and senior Chinedu Amonu (Ewing, N.J.) in the 400-meter dash. Beram is the 20th seed while Amanu is the 43rd.

Sophomore Malik Snead (Trenton, N.J.) in the triple jump as the No. 7 seed.

Freshman Cameron Thompson (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) in the hammer throw as the No. 45 seed. Thompson also won the American championship last weekend.

Senior Matthew Graziano (Canton, Conn.) in the discus as the 43rd seed.

The UConn 4x100 relay team earned a spot and is the No. 14 seed.