The NCAA has announced that Youngstown State senior Chad Zallow and junior Jaliyah Elliott have both qualified to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships on March 8-9 at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Zallow has qualified for the 60m hurdles while Elliott will run in the 60m dash.
Zallow enters the race with the fourth fastest time in the country at 7.66 seconds, which he set at the Penn State National Open back in January. The semifinal race is set for 7:17 p.m. Eastern time at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The top two from each heat, and next four fastest times advance to run the finals on March 9 at 5:40 p.m.
Last season at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Stadium, Zallow ran a time of 7.720 seconds to secure a fifth-place finish, while also earning first-team All-American Honors for the second consecutive year. As sophomore in 2017, Zallow placed third and earned first-team All-American honors. He was a second-team All-American as a freshman in 2016.
Elliott's top time in the event came this past weekend at the Horizon League Indoor Championships when she broke the school, meet, and facility record with a time of 7.25 seconds at the WATTS. Elliott enters the race with the 12th-fastest time in the country. The semifinal race is set for 7:57 p.m. Eastern time on March 8, with the top two from each heat and next four fastest times advancing to run in the finals on March 9 at 6:10 p.m.
ESPN3 will stream the championships live starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on March 8 and starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time on March 9. A re-air of the championship will take place starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, March 10 on ESPN2 and again Monday, March 11 starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ESPNU.
Top 10 Qualifiers in the 60m Hurdles
1.Grant Holloway (Florida) - 7.43 seconds
2. Daniel Roberts (Kentucky) - 7.48 seconds
3. Trey Cunningham (Florida State) - 7.53 seconds
4. Chad Zallow (Youngstown State) - 7.66 seconds
5. Michael Nicholls (Georgia) - 7.67 seconds
6. Damion Thomas (LSU) - 7.68 seconds
7. Eric Edwards Jr. (Oregon) - 7.69 seconds
8. Jaylan McConico (Iowa) - 7.73 seconds
8. Cory Poole (Florida) - 7.73 seconds
8. Caleb Parker (Southern Mississippi) - 7.73 seconds
8. Amere Lattin (Houston) - 7.73 seconds