Cougars advance 14 to NCAA West Preliminaries

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – All-American middle distance runner Kelsey Brown will lead 14 BYU athletes at the NCAA Division I 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Championships West Preliminary in Austin, Texas, on May 23 to 25.

Brown is ranked fourth in the region in the 800-meters and will look to advance to the NCAA Championships.

The top 48 athletes in the region in each event qualify for the Preliminary Rounds. In the preliminaries, the top 12 athletes in each event move on to the NCAA championships, June 6 to 9 in Eugene, Ore.

A complete list of BYU athletes accepted into the meet is below. The full list of participants in the West Preliminary Round can be found at NCAA.com.

Event Student-Athlete
400m Natalie Stewart
400m Hurdles Allysa Hansen
  Kaylee Packham
800m Kelsey Brown
1500m Candace Eddy Carlisle
  Jessica Hilton
  Rachel Stewart
  Sarah Yingling
3000m Steeplechase Andrea Nelson Harrison
  Jennica Redd
10000m Nicole Nielsen
Triple Jump Elizabeth Wilson
Pole Vault Rachel Fisher
Javelin Allyson Anderson Wardell