Muhammad, Richardson Advance at NCAA East Prelims



May 23, 2013



Louisiana Tech got off to a hot start at the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Championships at the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro as two of the school’s three athletes competing Thursday advanced to the next round.

Yusuf Muhammad led off the day by running 51.92 in the men’s 400m hurdles to place second in his heat and 10th overall in the first round. His place automatically advanced him to the quarterfinal round set for 7:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. CT on Friday.

Dennis Ricardson also advanced in the 100m as he ran 10.40 to finish third in his heat and 21st overall to automatically advance. He will run in the quarterfinal round on Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET/5:45 p.m. CT.

In the running events in the first round, 48 athletes compete in six heats with the top three finishers in each heat plus the next six best times advancing to the quarterfinal round. Of the 24 athletes that advance, Friday’s quarterfinal round will cut the list down to see which 12 athletes in each event will advance to the semifinal round at the NCAA Championships on June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.

On the women’s side, Charla Craddock finished 41st in the long jump with a mark of 18-7.25 (5.67m). Only the top 12 jumpers advanced to the NCAA Championships in June.

Action at the 2013 NCAA East Prelims continues on Friday with the field events starting with Joshua Cox in the men’s javelin at Noon ET/11 a.m. CT while the track events kickoff with Kim Francis and Bianca Jackson in the women’s 100m hurdles at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT.



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 Thursday's Results
 Place  Name  Event  Mark  Round
21 Dennis Richardson 100m 10.40 First Round
10 Yusuf Muhammad 400m Hurdles 51.92 First Round
41 Charla Craddock Long Jump 18-7.25 (5.67m) First Round


 Friday's Schedule
 Time (CT)  Name  Event  Round
 11 a.m.  Joshua Cox  Javelin  First Round
 4 p.m.  Kim Francis  100m Hurdles  First Round

 Bianca Jackson

 100m Hurdles

 First Round

 5 p.m.

 Pamela Lee

 High Jump

 First Round

 5:45 p.m.

 Dennis Richardson



 6:45 p.m.

 Yusuf Muhammad

 400m Hurdles


 7:25 p.m.

 Trey Hadnot


 First Round


 Niko Richey


 First Round