Camels Set For NCAA Track & Field East Prelims


Three Camels will head to the NCAA East Preliminaries, May 2426 in Tampa, Fla.

The qualifier list was announced last week, with Sabina Allen making the cut in both the women’s triple and long jumps, while Amon Kemboi will compete in the men’s 5,000 meters. Lawrence Kipkoech will join Kemboi in the 5,000 meters, also running in the 10k.

Allen will kick off action for the Camels with the long jump at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the USF Track & Field Stadium, followed by Kipkoech in the 10,000 meters at 9 p.m. Allen will be back for the triple jump on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., with Kemboi and Kipkoech running in the 5k at 8:05 p.m.

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Allen’s triple jump mark of 13.24 meters ranks 10th in the East Region, while her season-best 6.31 meter long jump stands 14th, posting both at the Virginia Challenge April 20-21.

Allen swept the long and triple jumps at the 2018 Big South Championships, earning the conference’s most outstanding women’s field athlete award for the third straight year.

Kemboi ranks second in the NCAA East with a 13:37.48 5k, set April 20 at the Mt. Sac Relays. Kipkoech, coming into the regionals ranked ninth in the event, also collected his season best at the Mt. Sac Relays with a 13:46.00. Kipkoech owns the sixth-best 10000 meters time with a 28:48.26, set at the Raleigh Relays on March 31.

Kemboi won the Big South title in not only the 5k, but also the 1,500 meters, earning a runner-up in the 10,000 meters. Kipkoech claimed the 10k championship, finishing second in the 5,000 meters.

Kipkoech is one of two fourtime All-America honorees in Campbell history, while Kemboi is a two-time All-American. Allen became Campbell’s first female track and field All-American at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships, picking up first team honors in the triple jump.





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