Jaliyah Elliott Advances to Women's NCAA East Preliminary Round

Jaliyah Elliott (Photo by Rob Hayes)
Jaliyah Elliott (Photo by Rob Hayes)

Youngstown State University junior Jaliyah Elliott has qualified to compete in the 100m and 200m dashes at the NCAA East Preliminary Round which will be held May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Fla. The event is being hosted by North Florida and Jacksonville Sports Authority at Hodges Stadium.

Elliott, who qualified for the 2017 east preliminaries as a freshman, makes her second appearance on the national stage this season after running in the 60m dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in March. Elliott is coming off a pair of Horizon League championships as she enters the prelims ranked 39th in the 100m with a season-best time of 11.53 seconds at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational. She ranks 43rd in the 200m dash with a best time of 23.65 seconds at the Horizon League Championships. 

At the 2017 prelims, Elliott competed in the 200m dash clocking a time of 24.17 seconds at the University of Kentucky. 

The 100m will be run on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm and Friday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. from Hodges Stadium. The 200m will take place on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 7:35 p.m.