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Card Set for NCAA Prelims

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stanford's track and field teams begin competition at the three-day NCAA West Preliminary Round on Thursday at Sacramento State.

Of the 48 qualifiers in each individual event, the top 12 placers in each of the nation's two regionals -- the other is in Tampa, Florida -- advance to the NCAA Championships June 6-9 in Eugene, Oregon.

Stanford is sending 38 individuals – 23 women and 15 men -- plus three relay teams. Harrison Williams already has qualified for NCAA's in the decathlon.
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Meet Schedule:

Thursday: Field events, noon; Running events 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Field events, noon; Running events, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Field events, noon; Running events, 6 p.m.
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Stanford in USTFCCCA rankings:    
   Women: No. 6
   Men: No. 31
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Stanford notes:

Stanford has high expectations for the NCAA Championships and its buildup to that meet begins here, with individuals settled into their events and the beginning of qualifying.

Stanford has 10 first-team All-Americans in individual events indoors or outdoors who are still alive. The women have seven (listed with their first-team events that they will compete in): Valarie Allman (discus), Olivia Baker (800), Christina Aragon (1,500), Elise Cranny (1,500), Vanessa Fraser (5,000), Lena Giger (shot put), Mackenzie Little (javelin), and Fiona O'Keeffe. The men have three: Grant Fisher (5,000), Sean McGorty (5,000), and Harrison Williams (decathlon).
That's why Stanford has the potential to score points at NCAA's, especially the women. But the first step is in Sacramento and advancing as many as possible.

Mackenzie Little, Jenna Gray, or Virginia Miller can extend a Stanford NCAA qualifying streak in the javelin to eight years, following Eda Karesin (2011), Brianna Bain (2012-14), Smith (2015), Little (2016, 2017), and Gray (2017). Little, the three-time Pac-12 champion. Little is the No. 1 seed.
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Stanford's schedule
(Quarterfinal or Semifinal = final round)

Noon: Men's hammer first round and semifinal (Michael Painter, Tristen Newman).
Noon: Women's javelin first round and semifinal (Jenna Gray, Mackenzie Little, Virginia Miller).
4:30 p.m.: Women's shot put first round and semifinal (Lena Giger).
5:30 p.m.: Men's 1,500 first round (Tai Dinger, Tom Coyle).
6 p.m.: Women's 1,500 first round (Christina Aragon, Maddy Berkson, Elise Cranny, Julia Heymach, Jessica Lawson).
6:30 p.m.: Men's 100 first round (Isaiah Brandt-Sims, Gabriel Navarro).
7:30 p.m.: Women's long jump (Daryth Gayles).
7:45 p.m.: Women's 400 first round (Ashlan Best, Gaby Gayles, Missy Mongiovi, Carolyn Wilson).
8:10 p.m.: Men's 800 first round (Hari Sathyamurthy, Christian White).
8:35 p.m.: Women's 800 first round (Olivia Baker).
9 p.m.: Men's 10,000 semifinals (Sam Wharton).
9:40 p.m.: Women's 10,000 semifinals (Abbie McNulty).

4:30 p.m.:
Women's discus first round and semifinal (Valarie Allman).
4:30 p.m.: Women's pole vault first round and semifinal (Kaitlyn Merritt, Erika Malaspina).
5:45 p.m.: Women's 400 quarterfinal.
6 p.m.: Men's 100 quarterfinal.
6:30 p.m.: Men's 800 quarterfinal.
6:45 p.m.: Women's 800 quarterfinal.
7:55 p.m.: Women's 200 first round (Ashlan Best).
8:20 p.m.: Men's 3,000 steeplechase quarterfinal (Steven Fahy).
9 p.m.: Women's 3,000 steeplechase quarterfinal (Jordan Oakes).

Women's hammer first round and semifinal (Valarie Allman).
Noon: Men's javelin first round and semifinal (Trevor Danielson, Will Kingsfield).
4:30 p.m.: Men's shot put first round and semifinal (Tristen Newman).
4:30 p.m.: Women's triple jump first round and semifinal (Marisa Kwiatkowski).
6 p.m.: Men's 4x100 relay quarterfinal.
6:30 p.m.: Men's 1,500 quarterfinal.
6:45 p.m.: Women's 1,500 quarterfinal.
7:50 p.m.: Women's 200 quarterfinal.
8:05 p.m.: Men's 5,000 semifinal (Grant Fisher, Jack Keelan, Sean McGorty).
8:45 p.m.: Women's 5,000 semifinal (Vanessa Fraser, Jessica Lawson, Abbie McNulty, Fiona O'Keeffe).
9:25 p.m.: Men's 4x400 relay quarterfinal.
9:45 p.m.: Women's 4x400 relay quarterfinal.