Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field teams earned 293 entries in the NCAA Track and Field Preliminary meets. West Virginia student-athletes will participate in the East Preliminary in Tampa, Fla., while the other nine Big 12 schools will participate in the West Preliminary in Sacramento, Ca.
Texas Tech leads all Conference schools with 46 selections, with Texas coming in second at 42 selections and Kansas third with 41.
To qualify, competitors had to have been ranked in the top 48 in their respective event or be among the top 24 relay teams. Athletes must have the top 12 times or marks in their individual event to advance to Eugene, Ore., and the NCAA Outdoor Championships, held June 7-10 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. For relay teams, the best 12 relay teams at both the East and West Preliminary round sites qualify.
Big 12 NCAA Preliminary Selections
Iowa State- 25
Kansas State- 27
Oklahoma State- 17
Texas Tech- 46
West Virginia- 7 (women only)