May 24, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - After a long delay due to inclement weather, the Long Beach State track & field team finally started the second day of the NCAA West Preliminaries three hours behind schedule Friday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The 49ers were able to overcome the adversity with two athletes advancing to Saturday's quarterfinal rounds. Davon Wilson-Angel, who won the Big West title two weeks ago, qualified in the 110-meter hurdles as he placed fifth in his heat and 24th overall with a time of 14.28 seconds.
Emily Cooper, who ran her 200m prelim race just after 11 p.m. (CT), was also an automatic qualifier after finishing third in Heat 5 (23.99). Cooper was seeded 46th entering the meet but topped that ranking by coming in 17th.
Wilson-Angel and Cooper can qualify for the NCAA Championships with a top-12 showing in Saturday's quarterfinal rounds.
Devin Hickey and Koree Hines both beat their pre-meet rankings but were unable to move on in the 110m hurdles. Hickey was sixth in his heat and 27th overall (14.34), while Hines was seventh in his heat and 35th overall (14.60).
Gabe Hilbert was toward the front of the pack in his heat of the 800m quarterfinals and was in good position to advance to the NCAA Championships as an automatic qualifier, but with 160 meters left, he was tripped up, causing him to lose his spot and fall behind in the race (1:56.11). Hilbert was the Big West champion in the 800m with a lifetime-best 1:48.99.
In the men's shot put, Chris Yates was 24th (55-02.25) and Jacob Fraser was 35th (53-11.25).
Long Beach State has eight athletes who will be competing for a berth into the NCAA Championships on the final day of the West Preliminaries tomorrow (Saturday, May 25).
NCAA West Preliminaries
Saturday's Schedule (LBSU Only)
All Times Pacific
8:00 a.m.: Men's Hammer - Joel Baez, Josh Villalobos
4:00 p.m.: Men's Triple Jump - Willie Alexander, Michael Vaughan
4:30 p.m.: Women's 1500m - Meghan Foley
5:20 p.m.: Men's 110m Hurdles - Davon Wilson-Angel
5:35 p.m.: Women's 200m ->Emily Cooper
6:45 p.m.: Men's 5000m - Chris Enriquez
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