Doing The Texas Two (Or Three) Step In Austin

There are only 1482 points to go around between those who finish in the top-8 of individual events at the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which are set to begin tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5) at the Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium in Austin, Texas.

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If the following list of athletes has their way, they’ll score more than half of them by themselves. That’s because there is a jaw-dropping number of athletes participating in two or more individual events this week.

DOUBLING & TRIPLING DOWN IN THE LONE STAR STATE
Click here to see a list of athletes who will be competing in two or more individual events at #NCAATF

THREE EVENTS

Men
Denzel COMENENTIA, Georgia (SP, DISC, HT)

Women
Nicola ADER, Nevada (HJ, LJ, HEPT)
Alyssa WILSON, UCLA (SP, DISC, HT)

TWO EVENTS

Men’s 100m, 200m (11)
Joseph AMOAH, Coppin State
Hakim SANI BROWN, Florida
Mario BURKE, Houston
Devin QUINN, Illinois
Jaron FLOURNOY, LSU
Rodney ROWE, North Carolina A&T
Cravon GILLESPIE, Oregon
Oraine PALMER, Oregon
Mustaqeem WILLIAMS, Tennessee
Andrew HUDSON, Texas Tech
Divine ODUDURU, Texas Tech

Men’s 110H, 400H (2)
Robert DUNNING, Alabama
Amere LATTIN, Houston

Men’s 110H, LJ (1)
Grant HOLLOWAY, Florida

Men’s 200m, 400m (2)
Kahmari MONTGOMERY, Houston
Akeem SIRLEAF, North Carolina A&T

Men’s Steeple, 5,000m (1)
Kigen CHEMADI, Middle Tennessee

Men’s 5000m. 10,000m (7)
Gilbert KIGEN, Alabama
Clayton YOUNG, BYU
Conner MANTZ, BYU
John DRESSEL, Colorado
Aaron TEMPLETON, Furman
Azaria KIRWA, Liberty
Robert BRANDT, UCLA

Men’s HJ, LJ (1)
Juvaughn HARRISON, LSU

Men’s LJ, TJ (4)
Keshun MCGEE, Eastern Washington
R’Lazon BRUMFIELD, Tennessee State
Charles BROWN, Texas Tech
Odaine LEWIS, Texas Tech

Men’s DISC, HT (1)
Denzel COMENENTIA, Georgia (+SP)

Men’s SP, DISC (6)
Kord FERGUSON, Alabama
Denzel COMENENTIA, Georgia (+HT)
Noah CASTLE, Kentucky
Payton OTTERDAHL, North Dakota State
Dotun OGUNDEJI, UCLA
Jonah WILSON, Washington

Men’s SP, HT (2)
Denzel COMENENTIA, Georgia (+DISC)
Alex TALLEY, North Dakota State

Women’s 100m, 200m (10)
Tamara CLARK, Alabama
Caitland SMITH, Arkansas State
Ka’Tia SEYMOUR, Florida State
Sha’Carri RICHARDSON, LSU
Cambrea STURGIS, North Carolina A&T
Kayla WHITE, North Carolina A&T
Angie ANNELUS, Southern California
Lanae-Tava THOMAS, Southern California
Twanisha TERRY, Southern California
Teahna DANIELS, Texas

Women’s 100m, LJ (1)
Jerayah DAVIS, Wyoming

Women’s 200m, 100H (2)
Janeek BROWN, Arkansas
Payton CHADWICK, Arkansas

Women’s 100H, 400H (5)
Faith ROSS, Kentucky
Brittley HUMPHREY, LSU
Milan YOUNG, LSU
Anna COCKRELL, Southern California
Alaysha JOHNSON, Texas Tech

Women’s Steeple, 5000m (6)
Devin CLARK, Arkansas
Joyce KIMELI, Auburn
Allie OSTRANDER, Boise State
Adva COHEN, New Mexico
Charlotte PROUSE, New Mexico
Hannah STEELMAN, Wofford

Women’s 5000m, 10,000m (4)
Taylor WERNER, Arkansas
Makena MORLEY, Colorado
Weini KELATI, New Mexico
Caroline ALCORTA, Villanova

Women’s HJ, HEPT (2)
Nicola ADER, Nevada
Tyra GITTENS, Texas A&M

Women’s HJ, LJ (1)
Nicola ADER, Nevada (+HEPT)

Women’s LJ, HEPT (2)
Nicola ADER, Nevada (+HJ)
Hope BENDER, UC Santa Barbara

Women’s LJ, TJ (2)
Yanis DAVID, Florida
Eszter BAJNOK, Virginia Tech

Women’s DISC, HT (4)
Erin REESE, Indiana State
Makenli FORREST, Louisville
Stamatia SCARVELIS, Tennessee
Alyssa WILSON, UCLA

Women’s SP, DISC (1)
Alyssa WILSON, UCLA (+HT)

Women’s SP, HT (3)
Annette ECHIKUNWOKE, Cincinnati
Sade OLATOYE, Ohio State
Alyssa WILSON, UCLA (+DISC)

Women’s SP, JAV (1)
Akealy MOTON, North Dakota State

 

Let us first direct your attention to the top of that list, where only three athletes are entered in three individual events: Nicola Ader of Nevada, Denzel Comenentia of Georgia and Alyssa Wilson of UCLA. Ader might just be the busiest of the bunch, as she will compete in the heptathlon as well as the high jump and long jump. That’s not to discount Comenentia or Wilson, who are both entered in the trifecta of throwing events (This is the second year in a row that Wilson has done so).

The most popular two-event combination, as always, will be the 100-200 double. There will be 11 men and 10 women looking to secure double bids to the final of the short sprint events. Christian Coleman, the winner of The Bowerman in 2017, was the last man to win each of those events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, while Ariana Washington was the last woman the year before.

Don’t forget about those distance-minded folks, either: We’ll see seven men double dipping in the 5000 and 10,000, compared to four women, and six women attempting to score points in the steeplechase and 5000, compared to just one man.

There will be six athletes competing in both the long jump and triple jump. But only one of those has done so in each of the past three years: Yanis David of Florida.

And out of the eight programs that have two athletes doubling in a single event, only the Texas Tech men have a different set of athletes in two different events. Andrew Hudson and Divine Oduduru will both contest the 100 and 200, while Charles Brown and Odaine Lewis are both entered in the long jump and triple jump.

Check back for more throughout the week as we’ll have much, much more about #NCAATF.