Start Lists Are Out For 2019 NCAA DI Outdoor Championships!

Start lists for the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships were released on Friday afternoon by the NCAA!

QUICK LINKS: Men’s Start List | Women’s Start List
From The InfoZone: National Championships Central

The biggest meet of the season is scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 5, and run through Saturday, June 8, at the Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium in Austin, Texas.

We crunched the numbers to find out the toughest semifinal heats to automatic qualify out of in everything up to the 800, based on seasonal bests – not those marks turned in at the NCAA East & West Preliminary Rounds last weekend.

GONNA BE TOUGH TO EARN A BIG ‘Q’
Click here to see the toughest heats to auto qualify out of in events up to the 800

You’re Going To Have To Work For It

Event
Toughest
Athletes
Men’s 100 Meters
Heat 2 of 3

Mario Burke
Davon Demoss
Devin Quinn
Joseph Amoah
Jaron Flournoy
McKinley West
Jace Comick
Roy Ejiakuekwu

     
Women’s 100 Meters
Heat 3 of 3

Teahna Daniels
Kianna Gray
Kiara Grant
Natalliah Whyte
Jerayah Davis
Brianna Duncan
Celera Barnes
Brandee Presley

     
Men’s 200 Meters
Heat 1 of 3
Divine Oduduru
Nick Gray
Cravon Gillespie
Joseph Amoah
Marcus Parker
Devin Quinn
Matthew Likely
Rashad Boyd
     
Women’s 200 Meters
Heats 1 & 3
Each heat is equally as tough due to identical average of season bests at 22.77
     
Men’s 400 Meters
Heat 3 of 3

Trevor Stewart
Jonathan Jones
Wayne Lawrence Jr.
Akeem Sirleaf
Jacory Patterson
Orwin Emilien
Tyler Terry
Benjamin Lobo Vedel

     
Women’s 400 Meters
Heat 1 of 3
Syaira Richardson
Chloe Abbott
Hannah Waller
Aliyah Abrams
Meleni Rodney
Tatum Waggoner
Serenity Douglas
Sarah Moore
     
Men’s 800 Meters
Heats 2 & 3
Each heat is equally tough due to identical average of season bests at 1:47.63
     
Women’s 800 Meters
Heat 3 of 3
Jazmine Fray
Lauren Ellsworth
Kristie Schoffield
Susan Ejore
Sadi Henderson
Aaliyah Miller
Amber Tanner
Erinn Stenman-Fahey
     
Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles
All Heats
Each heat is equally tough due to identical average of season bests at 13.59
     
Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles
Heat 3 of 3
Payton Chadwick
Cortney Jones
Tonea Marshall
Madeleine Akobundu
Alexis Duncan
Destinee Rocker
Milan Young
Morgan Lewis
     
Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles
Heat 3 of 3
Quincy Hall
Norman Grimes
Infinite Tucker
Paramveer Chohan
James Smith
Jonathan Harvey
Quivell Jordan
Travean Caldwell
     
Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles
Heat 2 of 3
Reanda Richards
Anna Cockrell
Jurnee Woodward
Brenna Porter
Karolina Pahlitzsch
Shannon Meisberger
Lakeisha Warner
Rachel Schow

 

From looking at the data, Heat 3 of the Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles is arguably the toughest heat out of which to earn an automatic bid to the final, regardless of gender.

When you average the season bests out of each of those eight athletes, it comes out to 49.63, nearly one full second ahead of the others. Plus, a closer look reveals that you’ll see three men who once had a claim to being the collegiate leader in the event: Norman Grimes, Quincy Hall (current) and Infinite Tucker.

If you want to know who might have the toughest path to their respective sprint finals, look no further than Joseph Amoah and Devin Quinn. Amoah and Quinn are both entered in the 100 and 200 and must come out of the toughest heats in order to earn an automatic qualifying spot.

We’ll have A LOT more on the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the coming week.