Eighteen New England Based or Born Athletes qualify for NCAA D1 Nationals

May 29th, 2019
Boston, MA
NCAA Qualifiers
New England Colliegians Qualify for NCAA Nationals 

As the collegiate outdoor season comes to a close, many New England based student athletes competed at last weekend's NCAA National East and West Preliminary Meets. Amoung the competition, 18 New England based athletes qualified for the big dance to be held June 5-8 in Austin TX. Of those 17, six are past USATF-NE Athletes of the Month. Harvard leads all New England schools with four qualifiers, Providence rolls out with 3 ladies, Boston College will send two to the Lone Star state, and UMass Lowell, Umass Amherst, Dartmouth, and Rhode Island each have one athlete heading south.
The following were the local qualifiers for the Division 1 National championships:

Former USATF NE Athletes of the Month competing in New England

Erick Duffy (JR, Harvard/North Andover MA) Pole Vault 5.31m 

Sam Welsh (FR, Harvard/Lunenburg MA) Discus 59.24m

Former USATF NE Athletes of the Month competing for Schools outside New England:

Wadeline Jonathas, (Jr, now at South Carolina / Worcester, former 
UMass Boston)  400  51.46 (seeded 3rd) and 4x400

Jacqueline Gaughan (Fr, Notre Dame/Exeter NH) 10,000  33:09.76 (seeded 

Thomas Ratcliffe (SO, Stanford/Concord MA)  5000  13:47.24

Bobbby Colantonio (FR, Alabama/Providence RI)  Hammer 66.65m

Other Association based collegians qualifying for Nationals:

Miles Marshall, SR, Harvard

Lotte Black, Rhode Island
Paige Duca, JR, Boston College
Anna Juul, SO, Harvard

Millie Paladino, Providence

Abbey Wheeler, JR, Providence

Paul Hogan, SR, UMass Lowell
Sean Burke, JR, Boston College

3000m Steeplechase
Brianna Ilarda, SR, Providence

High Jump
Jada Harris, SO, Umass Amherst

Benjamin Ose, SR, Dartmouth

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