TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts track and field teams will be well represented at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet as six Golden Eagles have earned a spot in the competition. The meet will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, May 28-30.
On the men's side, Joseph Reis-Herron (100m dash), Israel Nelson (100m hurdles), D'Khari Hicks (200m dash) and Justin Estala (pole vault) will compete, while Tamaira Williams (100m dash), Madison Reynolds (400m dash) and Ana Camargo (triple jump) will look to advance on the women's side.
This will be Reynolds' third trip having earned All-America honors last year, and Estala will make his second appearance at the preliminary meet.
Reis-Herron earned the spot after running a lifetime best 10.47 at the MSSU Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite, following it up the next weekend with a 10.48 at the Rock Chalk Classic. He took second overall at the Summit League Championships in the 100m dash. He had the 42nd fastest time in the west region.
Nelson will be one of just nine freshmen in the event, having run a season best 14.58 in a victory at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. He also won the event at the MSSU Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational. Nelson will enter the meet ranked 39th in the region.
Estala topped his qualifying mark from last season, and is tied for the 24th best mark in the west region, getting over the bar at 5.26m (17-3) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, an outdoor personal best. He has two victories during the outdoor season, including meet at Arkansas and the Tulsa Duels.
Williams enters the meet tied for the 39th fastest time in the region having run a season-best 11.63 at the Summit League Championships. Competing in the 100m dash, the 200m dash, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay this season, only twice in 24 races has Williams finished outside of the top five in an event. She won the 100m dash at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite, and also won the event at the Tulsa Duels.
Reynolds will enter with the 25th fastest time in the region, but is no stranger to the underdog role. Last season, Reynolds was ranked 23rd in the region and wound up earning All-America honors with a 10th place finish at the NCAA National Championships. Reynolds has dominated the event this season with three individual event victories and a season best of 53.43 seconds.
Camargo made a late charge into the event with a season best 12.32m (40-5) mark in a third place finish at the Summit League Championship. She had three top five finishes during the outdoor season including a victory at the MSSU Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite.
ORU Accepted Entries
Israel Nelson – 110m hurdles
Justin Estala – Pole Vault
Joseph Reis-Herron – 100m dash
D'Khari Hicks - 200m dash
Tamaira Williams – 100m dash
Madison Reynolds – 400m dash
Ana Camargo – Triple Jump
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