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@HerdTFXC Trio Set to Compete at East Preliminary Championships

May 24, 2017

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—A trio of athletes from Marshall’s track and field team have qualified for the first stage of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Seniors Antonique Butler and Alexis Montes and sophomore Heidi Heiniger will represent the Herd.

The meet is the East Preliminary Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. The meet features athletes from schools in the east, while western schools compete at the West Preliminary Championships in Austin, Texas. Top marks from the two meets advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon in early June.

The Herd has had at least one preliminary qualifier every year since 2008. A full list of Marshall preliminary qualifiers can be found in the team record book, found here. Antonique Butler qualifies for the second consecutive year in the triple jump.

The meet gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday at the University of Kentucky.



Heidi Heiniger and Alexis Montes compete in the javelin throw Thursday at 4 p.m.

Antonique Butler competes in the triple jump Saturday at 6 p.m.

Learn more about the qualifying athletes for the Herd, found here.

“I am so humbled and excited to be competing at the East Preliminary Championship Meet this Thursday,” Montes said. “This will be no doubt the biggest meet of my career. Honestly, I’m just ready to go have some fun.”

Follow the links at the top of the page for live streaming information, schedules and more. Follow team on Twitter @HerdTFXC for updates from the University of Kentucky and the NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Championships. #OneHerd