Six Spartans selected for NCAA East Preliminary Round 05-16-2012

INDIANAPOLIS – Six members of the UNCG men's and women's track & field teams qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round hosted by the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 24-26, the NCAA announced Thursday.

Paul Katam, Joey Thompson and Paul Chelimo will represent the Spartan men, while Ashley Schnell, Chelsea Sumney and Shaina Sumney are the UNCG women qualifiers.

For the men, Chelimo will run the 5,000 meters, coming into the meet as the No. 1 seed with a time of 13:21.89. Katam will compete in the 10,000 meters and Thompson will run the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

All three of the Spartan women will be running in the 5,000m. Schnell comes into the event ranked seventh with a qualifying time of 16:01.54.

A complete list of entries for the meet can be found here.

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