Kent State sends six track and field stars to NCAA Championships

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Kent State enjoyed a successful day two at the NCAA East Region Preliminary Round on Friday at the University of North Florida, sending five more athletes to the National Championships in Eugene, Ore.

The Golden Flashes will send Miles Dunlap (400 hurdles), Matthias Tayala (hammer), Dior Delophont (high jump), Danniel Thomas (discus) and Joh'Vonnie Mosley (discus) to the NCAA Championships along with Roseanne Erickson (long jump), who advanced Thursday with a seventh-place finish (20-6.25).

Tayala took home second place in the hammer throw with a distance of (227-2).

Delophont, who finished the high jump tied for eighth at 5-9.75), advanced to Eugene after posting a best height of 5-10.5) in the jump-off at the East Region Preliminaries.

Thomas finished the discus in fifth place with a mark of 183-6), while Mosley finished in 11th (175-3). Both Thomas and Mosley advance to the finals on June 11-14 in Eugene.

Dunlap finished the quarterfinals of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.41 for 12th place, Ann Marie Duffus competed in the 100-meter hurdles and finished 35th with a time of 13.81, and Jailyn Twitty finished the triple jump with a mark of 46-3.5) for 43rd place.

Michael King took part in the shot put and finished 40th with a mark of 55-4.75, Matthew Tobin ran the 400 meters and finished 43rd with a time of 47.76, while former Garfield High School star C.J. Carlisle took 31st in the javelin throw with a heave of 145-6.

On Saturday Reggie Jagers became Kent State's seventh NCAA Championships qualifier, placing 10th in the discus with a toss of 189-11.

Wayne Gordon qualified for the finals in the 200 meters but did not start the race.

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