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MM 5.21: Maryland track and field has 12 athletes qualify for NCAA Division I East Preliminary Competition

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland’s outdoor track and field team will have plenty of representation at the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships East Preliminary Competition in Jacksonville, Florida.

A grand total of 12 Terps have qualified for the competition, which will be held from May 26-29. Seven men and five women from Maryland will be traveling for the meet.

Sophomore Caleb Dean leads the charge for Maryland’s men’s competitions, as he managed to qualify for three separate events. He will be in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles and anchor the men’s 4x100 relay team to round out the competition.

For the women’s competitions, senior Bria Mack and junior Jaida Smith will be participating in the qualified for the 100-meter dash prelim. Two other seniors, Angel Nkwonta and Alice Barnsdale, will be competing in the hammer throw event.

Other Maryland athletes that will compete include graduate student Leah Blackwall (triple jump), freshman Kamari Trotz (4x100 relay), junior Cameron Vereen (4x100 relay), sophomore Joe Ewan (4x100 relay), junior Kaithon McDonald (high jump), freshman Jeff Kline (men’s shot put) and freshman Hayden Tobias (men’s shot put).

In other news

Sam previewed Maryland baseball’s weekend series against Michigan.

Incoming Maryland gymnasts had a strong showing at Nationals.

Maryland baseball arrived in Ann Arbor ahead of its matchup.

Maryland women’s lacrosse senior midfielder Grace Griffin officially received the Big Ten Medal of Honor from President Darryll Pines.

Maryland men’s lacrosse prepares for its second-round matchup against No. 6 Notre Dame on Sunday.

Maryland women’s golf prepares for the NCAA National Championship.

Maryland softball honored senior infielder Sammie Stefan.