Hampton Sending Six To NCAA East Preliminary

Hampton University mens and womens track field teams

Brown was a First Team All-American in the indoor 800-meter run back in March

Six student-athletes from the Hampton University men’s and women’s track & field teams will compete in the NCAA East Preliminary, hosted by the University of North Florida, next Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28.

The East Preliminary will help set the field for the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships, which will be hosted by the University of Oregon on June 8-11.

The Pirates will send four athletes to Jacksonville, Fla., while the Lady Pirates will send two.

Seniors Trey Holloway and Ramoye Simon will both be competing in the men’s 110-meter hurdles; Holloway is ranked 11th on the East Preliminary declared list – and 24th in the nation – thanks to the season-best 13.77 he ran in winning the MEAC title in that event.

Simon, who ranks 53rd in the nation, turned in his season-best time of 13.98 at the MEAC Championships.

Holloway, who was a First Team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles this past indoor season, was a Second Team All-America honoree in the 110-meter hurdles last spring.

Sophomore Stanley Davis will be competing in the 400-meter hurdles, ranking 90th in the nation with the 52.24 he ran in the Florida Relays back in the beginning of April.

Senior Sulaiman Fareed will compete in the shot put, ranking 45th on the declared list thanks to the school-record mark of 17.22 meters (56 feet, six inches) he reached in winning the MEAC title in that event. Fareed was third in the event this past weekend at the IC4A Outdoor Championships.

On the women’s side, senior Tanisha Greene will compete in the 400-meter dash, thanks to the season-best 54.08 she ran in the MEAC Outdoor Championships, a time that was good enough to win the conference title.

Senior Ce’aira Brown will compete in the 800-meter run, where she currently ranks eighth in the nation after her season-best and school-record time of 2:02.82 at the Florida Relays.

Brown was a First Team All-American in the indoor 800-meter run back in March.