A Detailed Look At The Wilson Or "24/8" Plan For Qualifying For The NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

The NCAA Track And Field Qualification System May Change For 2011 And We Break Down The New System For You

By LetsRun.com
May 26, 2010

It seems since the dawn of time, one of the biggest questions in track and field is what is the best/fairest way for people to qualify for certain events, teams, etc. Over the years, the NCAA has wavered back and forth on its NCAA qualifying process. For the last 8 years, the NCAA has had some sort of regional qualification system for the NCAA finals. However, the year 2010 is the first year of what we are calling the Pure Regionals in the sense that everyone must qualify for the NCAA finals on the same weekend - this upcoming weekend (except for those in the decathlon and heptathlon).

In our minds, if the NCAA is going to a regional meet, then this year's system is a step in the right direction. Everyone qualifies on the same day or they go home. No wild cards. No qualifying on different days or even different months in totally different conditions.

One of the simplest beauties of track and field is that it's easy to determine the winners and losers of things. No judges are required as they are in gymnastics or figure skating. Thus, a pure regional system appeals to the inherent simplicity and fairness of the sport of track and field.

But having regional is expensive as it extends the NCAA season by two weeks (although some might argue it could be cheaper than chasing marks all over the country during the regular season). Also, a Pure Regional makes the power track programs from the BCS conferences nervous, as in their minds only bad things can happen to their star athletes at regionals (although these coaches fail to understand basic probability and that it is just as likely to hurt opposing teams as it is their own).

As a result, in pure NCAA bureaucratic fashion, before the 2010 Pure Regionals (although that name in itself is a misnomer, as technically this weekend is the opening round of NCAAs) are even run, the NCAA is seriously considering abandoning the concept all together and adopting the "Wilson Plan" or the "24/8" plan. The 24/8 Plan, as it is now being called, is the brain child of Minnesota women's coach Gary Wilson.

Under the Wilson Plan, regionals would be a thing of the past. The athletes qualifying for NCAAs would be the top 24 athletes on the NCAA descending order list that declare for NCAAs in a particular event plus the next eight fastest (seasonal bests) conference champions that declare.

The Wilson plan is popular for a number of reasons. The biggest is that it appeals to coaches from both the BCS and non-BCS conferences. The BCS schools don’t have to "bother" with regionals and the smaller schools get up to 1/4 of the spots at NCAAs. Additionally, the plan is popular as it would expand the NCAA field from 26 to 28 in each event to 32 and it’s easy to understand. Plus, Mr. Wilson sold the plan very effectively by trying to appeal to the common sense of all of the NCAA coaches by writing in part, "IT IS TIME THAT WE SETTLE THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD THE TIME AND ENERGY THAT THIS PROBLEM HAS TAKEN OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. WE CAN NO LONGER SPEND 80% OF OUR TIME ON THIS ITEM AND ONLY 20% OF OUR TIME ON ISSUES THAT WILL REALLY HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

We certainly agree with Mr. Wilson's sentiment that it's time to stop arguing about this topic. Let this year's Pure Reigonals be run, and then figure out what should be done and then do it and don't change it for at least 20 years (except we say add a 4 x 800 indoors and outdoors and kill the DMR). That being said, we think it's odd that many coaches are either for or against a plan that no one has properly researched to our knowledge. When Wilson's plan was unveiled, it only included stats from 2 of the 42 events that make up the NCAA championships.

Will ridiculously slow people qualify for NCAAs in some events? Will the small schools really get representation? Everyone seems to hope the answer was "no" and "yes" to those two questions but no one really knew - until now.

Over the last week, LetsRun.com has painstakingly done the research to figure out what athletes in 2010 would qualify for NCAAs if the 24/8 Plan was in place for this year instead of Regionals. We will unveil the information over the next five days as a service to the track and field community and hope it helps better the sport.

To read about all of the specifics of the 24/8 Plan, please download The Wilson Plan Microsoft Word document. To get up to date on the controversy over Regionals, please see this LRC message board thread. Otherwise, enjoy the stats below.

Today, we present to you the men's running events. We think it's likely we've made a mistake or two. So if you have a correction, please email them here. Comments? Email them here.
Coming Thursday - Men's Field Events
Coming Friday - Women's Track Events
Coming Saturday - Women's Field Events
Coming Sunday - Relays + Analysis/Aggregation By Conference Affiliation

Below you will find a list of the athletes who would make this year's NCAA Championships under next year's "24/8" rule, in which the athletes with the top 24 seasonal bests and the conference champions with the next 8 seasonal bests qualify for the Championships.

A "D" after a mark indicates the athlete has declared entry to this year's NCAA first round. Red indicates an athlete who had one of the top 48 marks in the East or West region for the 2010 outdoor season but is not entered in the NCAA first round in that event. The top 24 national marks of all athletes are listed plus the marks of athletes who make the top 24 when the undeclared athletes are removed from the list. Conference champions with the next 8 seasonal bests are then listed. Conference champions who would be outside of the top 24 if everyone on the descending order list declared entry to the NCAA meet are indicated as such, so you can figure out who would make the NCAA meet this year under next year's "24/8" rule if no one scratched.

Men's 100

Top 24 (Actually 27 as 3 didn't declare)
1. Marcus Rowland (Auburn) 10.03D
2. Teddy Williams (UT-San Antonio) 10.03D
3. Jeff Demps (Florida) 10.06D
4. Ahmad Rashad (USC) 10.08D
5. Maurice Mitchell (Florida State) 10.11D
6. Gerald Phiri (Texas A&M) 10.13D
7. Justin Walker (Northwestern State-LA) 10.13D

8. Cordero Gray (UT-Arlington) 10.16D
9. Harry Adams (Auburn) 10.17D
10. Javon Young (Charleston Southern) 10.17D

11. Ashton Eaton (Oregon) 10.19
12. Rondel Sorrillo (Kentucky) 10.19D
13. James Alaka (Washington) 10.22D
14. Luther Ambrose (UL-Monroe) 10.22D
15. Shannon Grover (Southeast Louisiana) 10.24D
16. Evander Wells (Tennessee) 10.24D
17. Rakieem Salaam (Oklahoma) 10.25D
18. Duronal Monal (East Tennessee State) 10.26D
19. Calesio Newman (North Carolina A&T) 10.27D
20. Charles Silmon (TCU) 10.27D (altitude converted)
21. Jonathan Juin (Mississippi) 10.28
22. Michael Granger (Mississippi) 10.29D
23. Ronalds Arajs (UTEP) 10.30D
24. Jeremy Hall (Florida) 10.30D
25. Marcus Henderson (Texas Tech) 10.30 (altitude converted)
26. Terrell Wilks (Florida) 10.30D

27. Kyle Stevenson (Tennessee) 10.32D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions

1. Mike Pyrtle (Utah State) 10.33D
2. Sam Jordan (Charlotte) 10.38D
3. Allah Laryea-Akrong (Utah Valley) 10.41D (altitude converted)
4. Bradley Ike (Cal State-Northridge) 10.42D
5. Michael LeBlanc (Syracuse) 10.43D
6. Marvin Bonde (Oral Roberts) 10.44D

7. Philip Redrick (Texas Southern) 10.45D
8. Rachaunn Ruffin (George Mason) 10.45D

Men's 200

Top 24 (Actually 31 as 7 didn't declare)

1. Maurice Mitchell (Florida State) 20.25D
2. Brandon Byram (Florida State) 20.40D
3. Evander Wells (Tennessee) 20.45D
4. Curtis Mitchell (Texas A&M) 20.46D
5. Gavin Smellie (Western Kentucky) 20.46D
6. Justin Walker (Northwestern State-LA) 20.49D
7. Rondel Sorrillo (Kentucky) 20.54D
8. Trey Harts (Baylor) 20.57D
9. Calesio Newman (North Carolina A&T) 20.60D
10. Antonio Sales (South Carolina) 20.60D
11. Gerald Phiri (Texas A&M) 20.61D

12. Jeremy Dodson (Colorado) 20.63D

13. Dwight Mullings (Mississippi State) 20.63
14. Teddy Williams (UT-San Antonio) 20.63D
15. Tony McQuay (Florida) 20.64
16. Javon Young (Charleston Southern) 20.64
17. Markus Henderson (Texas Tech) 20.67 (altitude converted)
18. Michael DeHaven (Auburn) 20.70D

19. Darius Law (Charlotte) 20.70D

20. Obakeng Ngwigwa (South Carolina) 20.70D

21. Mychal Dungey (TCU) 20.71D (altitude converted)

22. Albert Fullwood (Louisiana Tech) 20.71D
23. Charles Silmon (TCU) 20.72D (altitude converted)
24. Cordero Gray (UT-Arlington) 20.73D
25. Jonathan Juin (Mississippi) 20.73D

26. Anderson Mutegi (UTEP) 20.73
27. Whitney Prevost (Baylor) 20.73D

28. Calvin Smith (Florida) 20.74
29. Kendall May (Mississippi State) 20.75D
30. Tavaris Tate (Mississippi State) 20.75
31. Rakieem Salaam (Oklahoma) 20.76D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions (Actually 9 as 1 didn't declare)
1. Phil Ferguson (Akron) 20.78D
2. Marvin Bonde (Oral Roberts) 20.83D

3. Jarryd Gray (Prairie View) 20.88D
4. Luther Ambrose (UL-Monroe) 20.89D
5. Ahmad Rashad (USC) 20.93
6. Duronal Monal (East Tennessee State) 20.95D

7. Bruce Owens (Rutgers) 20.95D
8. Allah Laryea-Akrong (Utah Valley) 20.99D
9. Dantwan Spreads (Charleston Southern) 21.04D

Men's 400

Top 24 (Actually 26 as 2 didn't declare)

1. Calvin Smith (Florida) 44.81D
2. Tavaris Tate (Mississippi State) 44.86D
3. Kirani James (Alabama) 45.01D
4. Joey Hughes (USC) 45.16D
5. Tabarie Henry (Texas A&M) 45.20D
6. O'Neal Wilder (Mississippi State) 45.24D
7. Tony McQuay (Florida) 45.37D
8. Kevin Borlee (Florida State) 45.40D
9. Anderson Mutegi (UTEP) 45.43D (altitude converted)
10. Dwight Mullings (Mississippi State) 45.48D
11. Donald Sanford (Arizona State) 45.51D
12. Christian Taylor (Florida) 45.55
13. Errol Nolan (Houston) 45.60D
14. Marcus Boyd (Baylor) 45.69D
15. Demetrius Pinder (Texas A&M) 45.89D
16. Bryshon Nellum (USC) 45.94D
17. Bryan Miller (Texas A&M) 45.96D
18. Thomas Murdaugh (Ohio State) 45.96D
19. Allodin Fothergill (Maryland-Eastern Shore) 46.00D
20. Darius Law (Charlotte) 46.00D
21. Charles Cox (North Carolina) 46.06D
22. Tran Howell (Texas A&M) 46.06D
23. Michael Liggins (Baylor) 46.08D
24. Obakeng Ngwigwa (South Carolina) 46.09
25. Steven Willey (Iowa) 46.12D (Conference Champion)
26. Zwede Hewitt (Baylor) 46.14D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions
1. Antione Drakeford (Cincinatti) 46.19D
2. David Verburg (George Mason) 46.27D
3. Charles Green (Northwestern State-LA) 46.34D
4. Levi Brooks (Charleston Southern) 46.40D
5. Albert Fullwood (Louisiana Tech) 46.49D
6. Dell Guy (TCU) 46.50D (altitude converted)
7. Cazal Arnett (Binghamton) 46.62D

8. Tyler Bucholz (Wisconsin-Milwaukee) 46.69D

Men's 800

Top 24 (Actually 25 as 1 didn't declare)

1. Cory Primm (UCLA) 1:46.63D
2. Casimir Loxsom (Penn State) 1:46.74D
3. Richard Jones (LSU) 1:46.81D
4. Charles Jock (UC-Irvine) 1:46.93D
5. Aaron Evans (Georgia) 1:47.00D
6. Fred Samoei (Alabama) 1:47.15D
7. Ryan Waite (BYU) 1:47.54D
8. Felix Kitur (VMI) 1:47.62D
9. Sharif Webb (Kentucky) 1:47.64D
10. Andrew Wheating (Oregon) 1:47.71D
11. Robby Andrews (Virginia) 1:47.73D
12. Ryan Foster (Penn State) 1:47.78D
13. Lance Roller (Virginia) 1:47.85D
14. Brian Gagnon (Connecticut) 1:47.88D
15. Travis Thompson (Oregon) 1:47.94D
16. Elijah Greer (Oregon) 1:48.09D
17. Michael Rutt (Connecticut) 1:48.09D
18. Donte Holmes (Delaware State) 1:48.11D
19. Jeff Moriarty (Columbia) 1:48.21D
20. Abdi Hassan (Arizona) 1:48.23
21. Chris Labosky (Yale) 1:48.25D
22. Jamaal James (LSU) 1:48.34D
23. Ryan Martin (UC-Santa Barbara) 1:48.35D
24. Sadiki White (LSU) 1:48.35D
26. Mason McHenry (Arizona State) 1:48.38D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions
1. Blake Irwin (Missouri) 1:48.40D
2. Andrew Ferrara (Army) 1:48.57D
3. Destin Heasley (Kent State) 1:49.05D
4. Johnathan Moore (Albany) 1:49.12D
5. Alex Hudak (Manhattan) 1:49.16D
6. Julius Mutekanga (Long Island) 1:49.28D
7. Trac Norris (Utah Valley) 1:49.31D (altitude converted)
8. Daniel Grass (Kennesaw State) 1:49.74D

Men's 1,500

Top 24 (Actually 37 as 13 didn't declare)

1. Andrew Wheating (Oregon) 3:37.83D
2. Lee Emanuel (New Mexico) 3:38.79D
3. A.J. Acosta (Oregon) 3:39.44D
4. Dylan Ferris (Stanford) 3:40.07D
5. Felix Kiboiywo (Auburn) 3:40.50D
6. Ryan Hill (North Carolina State) 3:40.81
7. Robby Andrews (Virginia) 3:41.09
8. Julius Bor (Alabama) 3:41.11D
9. Matthew Centrowitz (Oregon) 3:41.16D
10. Ryan Foster (Penn State) 3:41.26
11. Elliott Heath (Stanford) 3:41.27
12. Craig Miller (Wisconsin) 3:41.42D
13. Steve Sodaro (California) 3:41.69 (3:59.42 mile)
14. Brian Weirich (BYU) 3:41.70D (altitude converted)
15. Andrew Bayer (Indiana) 3:41.87
16. Ben Blankenship (Minnesota) 3:41.96D
17. Carl MacKenzie (Villanova) 3:41.99D
18. David Bishop (New Mexico) 3:42.01D (altitude converted)
19. Cory Nanni (Duke) 3:42.07D
20. Mac Fleet (Oregon) 3:42.11D (3:59.88 mile)
21. Brad Miller (Syracuse) 3:42.12
22. Marlon Patterson (UCLA) 3:42.13D
23. Ross Millington (New Mexico) 3:42.15D (altitude converted)
24. Michael Hammond (Virginia Tech) 3:42.17D
25. Jacob Boone (Oklahoma) 3:42.19D
26. Johnathan Stublaski (Oklahoma State) 3:42.20D (Conference Champion)
27. Rob Mullett (Butler) 3:42.21
28. Adam Cunningham (North Carolina) 3:42.23
29. Kris Gauson (Butler) 3:42.24D
30. Mark Matusak (California) 3:42.24D
31. Dominic Channon (Providence) 3:42.25D
32. Chris Derrick (Stanford) 3:42.45
33. Michael Coe (California) 3:42.56 (4:00.36 mile)
34. Ryan McDermott (Duke) 3:42.77
35. Christian Gonzalez (Rider) 3:42.92D (Conference Champion)
36. Brandon Bethke (Arizona State) 3:43.06
37. Joel Rop (Alabama) 3:43.06D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions (Actually 10 as 2 didn't declare)
1. Daniel Clark (Notre Dame) 3:43.23D
2. Saber Salah (South Alabama) 3:43.50D
3. Jack Bolas (Wisconsin) 3:43.79D
4. Scott Smith (UC-Santa Barbara) 3:44.09
5. Frank Sanders (Fresno State) 3:44.43D (4:02.38 mile)
6. David McNeill (Northern Arizona) 3:44.75 (altitude converted)
7. Kyle Merber (Columbia) 3:45.00D
8. Riley Masters (Maine) 3:45.40D
9. Sintayehu Taye (Virginia) 3:46.20D
10. Anthony LaMastro (George Mason) 3:46.28D

Men's Steeple

Top 24 (Actually 26 as 2 didn't declare)

1. Hillary Bor (Iowa State) 8:38.05D
2. Joonas Harjamaki (Lamar) 8:39.22D
3. Steve Sodaro (California) 8:40.60D
4. Justin Tyner (Air Force) 8:41.09
5. Matt Hughes (Louisville) 8:41.98D
6. Ryan Gasper (Wisconsin) 8:42.88D
7. Steve Strickland (Utah State) 8:42.97D
8. Gilbert Limo (Texas Tech) 8:42.99D
9. Richard Nelson (BYU) 8:43.27D
10. Dylan Knight (UCLA) 8:43.68D
11. John Sullivan (Stanford) 8:43.69D
12. Barnabas Kirui (Mississippi) 8:43.72D
13. De'Sean Turner (Indiana) 8:43.72D
14. Andrew Poore (Indiana) 8:44.10
15. Stephen Lisgo (Butler) 8:46.35D
16. Evans Kigen (Liberty) 8:46.53D
17. Martin Kirui (Mississippi) 8:46.68D
18. Nicodemus Ng'etich (UTEP) 8:46.68D
19. Spencer Beatty (Michigan State) 8:46.81D
20. Rob Mullett (Butler) 8:48.14D
21. Craig Forys (Michigan) 8:48.18D
22. Adam Green (Ohio State) 8:48.18D
23. Daniel Lewis (Villanova) 8:48.28D
24. John Martinez (North Carolina State) 8:48.30D
25. Donn Cabral (Princeton) 8:48.92D (Conference Champion)
26. Julian DeRubira (UC-Santa Barbara) 8:48.92D (Conference Champion)

Next 8 Best Conference Champions (Actually 9 as 1 didn't declare)
1. Jace Nye (Weber State) 8:49.75D (altitude converted)
2. David Brent (Eastern Michigan) 8:50.04D
3. Ryan McDermott (Duke) 8:51.90D
4. Michael Disher (Indiana State) 8:55.37D
5. Trac Norris (Utah Valley) 8:56.38D
6. Doug Maisey (Vermont) 8:58.92D
7. Adu Dentamo (Charlotte) 8:59.57D
8. Dean Black (Navy) 9:00.98
9. Cameron Bean (Samford) 9:01.32D

Men's 5,000

Top 24 (Actually 36 as 12 didn't declare)

1,  David McNeill (Northern Arizona) 13:25.63D
2. Brandon Bethke (Arizona State) 13:27.83D
3. Elliott Heath (Stanford) 13:29.75D
4. Lee Emanuel (New Mexico) 13:31.56
5. Chris Derrick (Stanford) 13:31.67D
6. Samuel Kosgei (Lamar) 13:35.75
7. Chris Barnicle (New Mexico) 13:36.02
8. Justin Tyner (Air Force) 13:37.66
9. John Beattie (Tulsa) 13:42.03
10. John Kosgei (Oklahoma State) 13:42.17
11. Ben Cheruiyot (Auburn) 13:42.59D
12. Colby Lowe (Oklahoma State) 13:42.60D
13. Ryan Hill (North Carolina State) 13:44.36D
14. Jeff See (Ohio State) 13:44.49
15. Elkanah Kibet (Auburn) 13:44.59D
16. Jordan McNamara (Oregon) 13:45.45D
17. Andrew Bayer (Indiana) 13:45.75
18. A.J. Acosta (Oregon) 13:46.87D
19. Matthew Centrowitz (Oregon) 13:47.73
20. Richard Medina (Colorado) 13:48.26D
21. Michael Coe (California) 13:48.64D
22. Jake Riley (Stanford) 13:48.65D
23. Chris Rombough (Minnesota) 13:48.80D
24. Jacob Kirwa (New Mexico) 13:48.85D
25. Andrew Bumbalough (Georgetown) 13:49.00D
26. Andrew Poore (Indiana) 13:49.23D (Conference Champion)
27. Diego Estrada (Northern Arizona) 13:49.35
28. Aldo Vega (Colorado) 13:49.56D
29. Maverick Darling (Wisconsin) 13:49.95D
30. Matt Tebo (Colorado) 13:50.17D
31. Craig Miller (Wisconsin) 13:50.40
32. Kevin Williams (Oklahoma) 13:51.13D
33. Michael Maag (Oregon) 13:51.35D
34. Nathan Ogden (BYU) 13:52.03
35. Festus Kigen (TCU) 13:52.06D
36. Joe Macdonald (Butler) 13:52.07D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions (Actually 12 as 4 didn't declare)
1. Colin Leak (William & Mary) 13:53.09D
2. Scott Smith (UC-Santa Barbara) 13:56.72
3. William Mulherin (Virginia Tech) 13:58.05D
4. Matt Hughes (Louisville) 13:59.30
5. Soufiane Bouchikhi (Eastern Kentucky) 14:01.71
6. Mark Amirault (Princeton) 14:04.61D
7. Alexander Soderberg (Iona) 14:05.71D
8. Deus Rwaherus (Western Kentucky) 14:05.90D
9. Evans Kigen (Liberty) 14:06.90
10. Terefe Ejigu (Eastern Michigan) 14:19.64 (did not make first round this year)
11. Andrew Hanko (Navy) 14:21.33 (did not make first round this year)
12. Mohamed Mohamed (Southern Illinois) 14:21.87 (did not make first round this year)

Men's 10,000

Top 24 (Actually 25 as 1 didn't declare)

1. Sam Chelanga (Liberty) 27:08.39D
2. Chris Barnicle (New Mexico) 28:10.59D
3. John Beattie (Tulsa) 28:32.21D
4. Samuel Kosgei (Lamar) 28:32.62D
5. Lex Williams (Michigan) 28:34.28D
6. Scott Smith (UC-Santa Barbara) 28:35.71D
7. Eric Fernandez (Arkansas) 28:37.77D
8. Diego Estrada (Northern Arizona) 28:40.19D
9. Jon Grey (William & Mary) 28:40.33D
10. Keith Gerrard (New Mexico) 28:42.51D
11. Solomon Haile (Arkansas) 28:43.35D
12. Jesse Cherry (High Point) 28:44.05D
13. Jonathan Kotter (BYU) 28:48.33D
14. Matt Llano (Richmond) 28:51.69D
15. Lane Boyer (Arkansas) 28:52.25D
16. Ahmed Osman (Northern Arizona) 28:52.57D
17. Ben Ashkettle (Northern Arizona) 28:52.72D
18. Jake Riley (Stanford) 28:54.69D
19. Alfred Kipchumba (Portland) 28:55.73D
20. Jake Schmitt (Washington) 28:56.21D
21. Brendan Gregg (Stanford) 28:56.44D

22. Andrew Poore (Indiana) 28:58.07

23. Michael Krisch (Georgetown) 28:59.94D
24. Marco Anzures (UCLA) 29:00.21D
25. Brian McKenna (Utah State) 29:00.76D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions (Actually 11 as 3 didn't declare)
1. Mohammed Ahmed (Wisconsin) 29:03.71D
2. Chris Derrick (Stanford) 29:10.80
3. Tito Medrano (Syracuse) 29:17.92D
4. John Kosgei (Oklahoma State) 29:24.21D
5. Ben Cheruiyot (Auburn) 29:31.82D
6. Ryan Hill (NC State) 29:32.28
7. Patrick Cheptoek (Western Kentucky) 29:38.40D
8. Donn Cabral (Princeton) 29:51.71
9.  Terefe Ejigu (Eastern Michigan) 30:01.17D
10. Jeff Martinez (Binghamton) 30:05.46D
11. Mitch Ownbey (Stephen F. Austin) 30:11.75 (did not make first round this year)

Men's 110H

Top 24 (Actually top 26 as 2 didn't declare and several tied for the final spot)

1. Ronnie Ash (Oklahoma) 13.31D
2. Lehann Fourie (Nebraska) 13.44D
3. Johnny Dutch (South Carolina) 13.50D
4. Andrew Riley (Illinois) 13.53D
5. Ashton Eaton (Oregon) 13.54
6. Barrett Nugent (LSU) 13.56D
7. Booker Nunley (South Carolina) 13.59D
8. Keiron Stewart (Texas) 13.60D
9. Jeffrey Julmis (Kansas State) 13.62D
10. Robert Jackson (Memphis) 13.71D
11. Nick McCloud (Stephen F. Austin) 13.71D
12. Cameron LaCour (Houston) 13.72D
13. Ronald Brookins (Sacramento State) 13.76D
14. Spencer Adams (Clemson) 13.79D
15. Malcolm Anderson (Oklahoma) 13.79D
16. Balazs Baji (Kansas State) 13.79D
17. Polly Gnepa (UC-Davis) 13.79D
18. Domonick Sylve (Army) 13.79D
19. Jansen Hyde (Texas Tech) 13.80D (altitude converted)
20. Brendan Ames (USC) 13.80D
21. Devon Hill (Miami) 13.80D
22. Oscar Spurlock (USC) 13.80D
23. Chris Kinney (Georgetown) 13.82D
24. Cory Nelms (Miami) 13.82D
25. Jarret Eaton (Syracuse) 13.83 (Conference Champion)
26. Keith Hayes (Kansas) 13.83D (13.85 2nd best mark) - he qualifies
27. Tyrell Ross (Nebraska) 13.83D (altitude converted) (13.87 2nd best mark) - wouldn't qualify as he'd be #25

28. Predist Walker (Hampton) 13.83D (Conference Champion) (13.99 2nd best mark) - he'd get in as conference champ

Note - The final 4 guys tied for the final spot. Eaton didn't declare. Hayes would go as he has the best 2nd mark. But the NCAA needs to think about how they would rule in situations like this. In our minds, if one of the athletes tied for the last spot would get in automatically as a conference champ, then the NCAA should make sure that individual gets in as a conference champ instead of preventing someone else with the same mark from qualifying. Additionally, the NCAA needs to consider what it wants to do if all of the marks all the way down are tied. We say pick it out of a hat.

Next 8 Best Conference Champions (9 as we put Walker as the #1)
1. Predist Walker (Hampton) 13.83D (Conference Champion) (13.99 2nd best mark) - he'd get in as conference champ

2. Paul Dittmer (Idaho) 13.87D
2. Leander McKenzie (Troy) 13.92D
3. Jordan Pitts (TCU) 13.94D
4. Todd McKown (Wichita State) 13.97D
5. Adoniss Jones (Campbell) 14.00D
6. Vanier Joseph (Eastern Michigan) 14.03D
7. Dahmar Smiles (St. Louis) 14.03D

8. Lino Reyes (Alcorn State) 14.05D

Men's 400H

Top 24

1. Jeshua Anderson (Washington State) 48.63D
2. Amaechi Morton (Stanford) 48.94D
3. Johnny Dutch (South Carolina) 49.48D
4. Lee Moore (Mississippi) 49.52D
5. Bryce Brown (Texas Tech) 49.64D
6. Emanuel Mayers (Mississippi State) 49.65D
7. Kenneth Medwood (Long Beach) 49.66D
8. Reggie Wyatt (USC) 49.97D
9.  Jamele Mason (Texas Tech) 50.22D
10. Eric Bailey (Oklahoma) 50.24D
11. Sam Jeter (Long Beach) 50.24D
12. Ray Varner (Iowa) 50.24D
13. Nick Karren (Utah State) 50.35D
14. Val Pierre Dai'Re (Fresno State) 50.37D
15. David Aristil (South Florida) 50.42D
16. Adam Dailey (Nebraska) 50.44D
17. Alex Wilright (UC-Davis) 50.47D
18. Toby Ulm (Georgetown) 50.58D
19. Brent LaRue (Wake Forest) 50.60D
20. Chance Casey (Baylor) 50.65D
21. Jason Perez (Houston) 50.83D
22. Kekoa Chavez (Wyoming) 50.85D (altitude converted)
23. Carson Blanks (Mississippi) 50.87D
24. Elon Simms (Ohio State) 50.87D

Next 8 Best Conference Champions
1. Lino Reyes (Alcorn State) 50.95D

2. Jon DeGrave (Drake) 51.27D
3. Aundrea Williams (UT-Arlington) 51.39D
4. Steven White (North Texas) 51.51D
5. Tyler McBee (Weber State) 51.56D (altitude converted)
6. Rob Arent (Bucknell) 51.59D
7. Antony Boyer (UM-Kansas City) 51.68D
8. Harold Sims (Campbell) 51.70D

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