INDIANAPOLIS - Evan Quinones made history today as the junior became the first-ever runner from Florida Southern to qualify for the NCAA Division II Men's Track Championships. The Saratoga Springs, N.Y. native will compete in the 800-meter run on May 26 at the national meet which take place at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The event is scheduled for 6:20 p.m.
Quinones' provisional qualifying time of 1:51.02 posted in his win at the USF Collegiate Invitational turned out to be good enough to place him in the field of 19 individuals for the national meet. His time was the 18th fastest of the 19 qualifiers. The top time of 1:48.55 was posted by Shaquille Dill of St. Augustine's.
A total of 754 participants — 377 men and 377 women — will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event. The complete list of qualifiers is available at http://www.leonetiming.com/2017/Outdoor/NCAADII/.
The championships will be held May 25-27 in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy. The University of Tampa and IMG Academy will serve as co-hosts of the championships. The championships will be streamed live on NCAA.com each day.