May 29, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas - Seniors Cameron Glasgow and Chris Low both punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as they finished among the top-12 in their respective quarterfinal events at the West Preliminaries Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Glasgow and Low are the first two Beach athletes to qualify for nationals, which will be held in Eugene, Ore., June 10-13.
Glasgow was up first in the 400m where he was an automatic qualifier, taking third in his heat and 11th overall with a time of 46.61. He also ran a 46.72 in Thursday's first round to extend his streak of sub-47 second races to six in a row. Earlier this month, the Santa Maria, Calif., native won the conference title in the 400m with a lifetime-best 46.39, and was also named the Big West Men's Track Athlete of the Year.
Glasgow is the first 49er to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400m since Lewis Young in 1999.
Low was also an automatic qualifier with a second-place finish in Heat 2 of the 800m quarterfinals. He clocked in at 1:48.28, which was the seventh-fastest time among all 25 competitors. Low advanced to today's quarterfinal by winning his first-round heat in 1:49.41 last night.
This will be Low's second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships. In 2014, he earned first-team All-America honors after placing seventh in the finals of the 800m.
Junior Devin Hickey was unable to move on to the quarterfinals in the 110-meter hurdles as he was eighth in his heat and 44th overall (15.6).
Junior Kody Robison narrowly missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw as he came in 14th place, two spots out of the coveted top-12. Robison's best throw of the afternoon came on his first attempt where he matched his lifetime best at 206-01. He also hit that mark, which ranks fourth in program history, earlier this year at the Ben Brown Invitational.
Robison's toss was the fourth-best after the first two flights and he remained in the top-12 until being bumped down in the final round of Flight 3.
In the shot put, senior Victor Martin was 29th with a toss of 57-09.5, while classmate Jacob Fraser was unable to get a clean attempt.
Long Beach State will have nine athletes competing in four events, including the men's 4x400 relay, on Saturday, May 30, the third and final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships.
Juniors Conner Rouse and Michael Montgomery will kick things off in the men's pole vault at 11 a.m. (PT), while freshman Jasmine Bass is set to compete in the women's triple jump at 11:30 a.m. (PT).
Junior Willie Alexander and senior Ryan Sanders round out the field events for LBSU in the men's triple jump at 4 p.m. (PT).
Glasgow, Michael Perez-Rogers, Jahmani Lockett and Dylan McCloskey will also compete in the 4x400 relay, which is the final event of the meet, at 7:45 p.m. (PT).
NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mike A. Myers Stadium - Austin, Texas
Day Two Results - May 29, 2015
Men's 110m Hurdles - First Round
44. Devin Hickey (15.6)
Men's 400m - Quarterfinals
11. Cameron Glasgow (46.61)*
Men's 800m - Quarterfinals
7. Chris Low (1:48.28)*
Men's Hammer Throw - First Round
14. Kody Robison (206-01)
Men's Shot Put - First Round
29. Victor Martin (57-09.5)
-- Jacob Fraser (Foul)
* - Qualifies for NCAA Championships