Florida Tech’s Brookins Will Compete In 400m Dash Prelims At NCAA Championships
By Florida Tech // May 26, 2016
Brookins Takes His Mark 6:25 ET Thursday
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Since November, Terence Brookins has been training to reach his goal of qualifying for the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships.
Now that Brookins has made the field, the junior will get the chance to prove himself on the national stage when he takes his mark in the preliminary round of the men’s 400m dash on Thursday, May 26 at 6:25 p.m. ET.
The NCAA Championships are set for May 26-28 in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy. The University of Tampa and IMG Academy will serve as co-hosts of the championships.
A total of 754 participants, 377 men and 377 women, will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event.
A local product of Satellite Beach, Florida, Brookins became the first male sprinter in Florida Tech track & field history to make it to the NCAA Track & Field Championships after he secured his spot by running a provisional qualifying time of 47.46s at the Peach Belt Conference Championships. His run earned him a silver medal in the event and set a new school record.
Brookins is one of 19 student-athletes competing in the 400m dash prelims. He will need to finish with one of the Top 8 times in the preliminary heats if he wants to qualify for the finals on Saturday at 6:15 p.m.
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