Record Setting Number of Teams & Individuals Set for NCAA Men's Championship

Record Setting Number of Teams & Individuals Set for NCAA Men's Championship


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ATLANTA, Ga. - A new record of seven ASUN Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field student-athletes are set to compete in Austin, Texas at the NCAA Championship with three teams being represented for the first time in conference history. The seven student-athletes surpass the previous conference-best of three set in 2013 & 2015, while the conference has been represented by multiple schools on four previous occasions with two each year. Kennesaw State, Liberty and North Florida all sent individuals to the national meet with Liberty leading the way with four student-athletes across five events, while UNF earned its first-ever male national qualifier.

The Flames' national qualifiers include Azaria Kirwa (5,000m & 10,000m), Alejandro Perlaza Zapata (400m), Felix Kandie (3,000m SC) and Denzel Pratt (Javelin). All four are the first individuals to compete in their respective events as ASUN student-athletes at the NCAA Championship besides the 5,000m run, which was first competed by Georgia State's Andrew Letherby in 1997. Kirwa joins North Florida's Noah Perkins as the second and third male student-athletes in league history to take part in two events joining former KSU standout Andre Dorsey (2016). Perkins is UNF's first-ever NCAA Men's Outdoor qualifier as he is set to join Kirwa in Friday's race.

KSU earns its sixth and seventh NCAA Outdoor qualifiers since 2015 as Paris Williams is set for the Decathlon and Daniel Haugh is ready in the Hammer Throw. Williams is the second student-athlete in league history to compete in the Decathlon joining former Owl Josh Mulder (2015). Haugh is the first league representative in the Hammer and only the third all-time in a throwing event joining another former Owl, Josh McNair (2011; Shot Put).

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast live coverage from Austin each evening, including Wednesday (7:30-11 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2), Thursday (8-9 p.m. Eastern on ESPNU, 9-11:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2), Friday (8:30-11 p.m. Eastern on ESPN) and Saturday (6:30-9 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2). Live video streaming coverage of the field events will be available on ESPN3 throughout the meet.

Kennesaw State
Paris Williams - Decathlon - June 5-6th - 1/2 PM ET
Daniel Haugh - Hammer - June 5th - 3 PM ET

Liberty
Felix Kandie - 3,000m SC - June 5th - 5:32 PM ET
Denzel Pratt - Javelin - June 5th - 5:45 PM ET
Alejandro Perlaza Zapata - 400m Dash - June 5th - 6:30 PM ET
Azaria Kirwa - 10,000m Run - June 5th - 10:08 PM ET // 5,000m Run - June 7th - 10:25 PM ET

North Florida
Noah Perkins - 5,000m Run - June 7th - 10:25 PM ET

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