RICHMOND, Va. – VCU track and field junior Nichelle Scott has been selected to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky. The event is scheduled to run from Thursday, May 25 through Saturday, May 27.
Scott qualified for the east region preliminary in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:07.78. The junior posted the time at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships to finish second in the event. Scott is seeded 39th.
In order to qualify for the preliminary competitions, an athlete must declare to compete in the competition as well as hold a top-48 time in the region for his or her event.
In order to advance to the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Scott must place in the top 12 in the 800-meter run at the preliminary competition.
It has been a remarkable year for the Chester, Virginia native. Scott has broken two school records in the 800-meter run. She broke the indoor record at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 2:08.41. The outdoor record was shattered at the A-10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships when Scott set her NCAA Regional qualifying pace of 2:07.78.
To see a list of all the athletes slated to compete in the preliminary competitions, click here.
The schedule of events for the East Preliminary Rounds can be found here.
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May 25, 2017 SCOTT CLOSES SEASON AT NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY
May 14, 2017 SHEEHY SHINES IN HURDLES AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 22, 2017 SCOTT LOWERS SCHOOL MARK IN 800 AT GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
April 21, 2017 RAMS HAVE FRESH START TO GEORGIA TECH INVITE
April 15, 2017 VCU WOMEN SET NEW PERSONAL BESTS AT WILLIAM WALTON
April 11, 2017 GOULET EARNS ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK HONORS
April 5, 2017 CHATTING WITH COACH: TOM SAGE AND DAN JOHNSON
April 1, 2017 RELAYS STEAL SHOW FOR RAMS AT COLONIAL RELAYS
March 25, 2017 SCOTT, SMITH SHOW BALANCE FOR RAMS AT UTSA
March 24, 2017 SANDERS SHINES IN THE SHOT PUT IN SAN ANTONIO
March 18, 2017 SCOTT SOARS IN VCU OUTDOOR OPENER
March 15, 2017 2017 VCU RAM INVITATIONAL PREVIEW
March 5, 2017 SCOTT BREAKS VCU RECORD FOR SECOND TIME, WINS 800
February 21, 2017 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: TAYLOR MCCORMICK
February 19, 2017 FIVE WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS EN ROUTE TO SECOND VCU INDOOR TITLE
February 18, 2017 A DOZEN RAMS ADVANCE TO FINALS, SET UP PROMISING DAY TWO
February 16, 2017 2017 ATLANTIC 10 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
February 4, 2017 SCOTT BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD AT VILLANOVA INVITATIONAL
January 31, 2017 SMITH NAMED ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
January 28, 2017 RAMS SET NEW MEET RECORDS AT DIXON MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
January 21, 2017 RELAYS SHINE IN FINAL DAY OF HOKIE INVITE
January 20, 2017 SCOTT FINISHES THIRD, RAMS CARRY MOMENTUM INTO DAY TWO
January 17, 2017 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: KAYLA SMITH
January 14, 2017 DYKE, SMITH RECORD STRONG FINISHES AT ETSU INVITE
January 13, 2017 MCCORMICK HAS CAREER PERFORMANCE ON DAY ONE OF ETSU INVITE
December 6, 2016 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DE'NISHA SMITH
December 4, 2016 RAMS SHOW SPEED AT CNU HOLIDAY OPEN