Two Central Connecticut men's outdoor track and field members, sophomore Edwin Alston and junior Austin Trainor will compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Regional Meet next weekend, May 25-27 at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex on campus. The duo was declared regional qualifiers on Thursday afternoon by the NCAA.
Alston and Trainor will both compete next Friday, May 26th in Lexington, KY. Alston will run in the 110m hurdles at 5:00 p.m. with time of 14.14 seconds. Trainor, who sits in 31st place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 8:58.04, will represent the New Britain squad at 9:00 p.m.
Entries for the East preliminary meet include the top 48 declared athletes for individual events. Neither Alston or Trainor has competed in the NCAA Outdoor Regionals prior to next week's competition.
Trainor was this year's 2017 Northeast Conference 3K Steeple Champion, and last raced at the IC4A's at Princeton taking eighth overall. In just his second year as a Blue Devil, Alston eclipsed the 110m hurdle school record with an NEC Runner-Up performance at this year's championships at Mount St. Mary's en route to the team's fourth straight conference title.