The track and field team is heading to the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary Round from May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla., for a chance to qualify for the NCAA National Championships.
Golden Eagles claim eight top eight finishes
The four-day event began on Thursday in Houston at the Holloway Field & Ley Track
33 Eagles place in the top eight finishes
SOUTHERN MISS OUTDOOR RECORD HOLDER IN THE SHOT - 59'9.75"
Shot Put - 59'2'' (indoor)
Weight Throw - 55'9.75" (indoor)
Shot Put - 59'9.75'' (outdoor)
Discus - 152'9'' (outdoor)
Redshirt Senior (OUTDOOR): Recorded a personal and school record mark in the shot put with a throw of 59'9.75" ... Placed third at the C-USA Championship ... A NCAA East Preliminary qualifier in the shot ... Posted the top eight performances in the shot ... Senior (INDOOR): Recorded a personal-best throw of 58'10.25" in the shot ... Posted five, top-eight finishes ... Placed third at the C-USA Meet ... Senior (INDOOR): Recorded a season-best throw of 58'1.75" in the shot ... Claimed a Gold Medal in the shot at the C-USA Meet ... Recorded seven, top-eight finishes including two first places ... Placed fifth in the weight throw with a personal-best throw of 55'9.75" ... (OUTDOOR): Did not compete during the outdoor season ... Junior (INDOOR): Recorded a personal and school record mark in the shot with a throw of 59'2" ... Earned second team All-Conference with his second-place finish ... Collected three first-place finishes ... Had a season-best throw of 48'4.75" in the weight throw ... (OUTDOOR): Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team ... Recorded a season-best throw of 57'5.75" in the shot ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Earned second team all-conference in the shot ... Recorded six, top-five finishes on the season ... Sophomore (INDOOR): Recorded a personal best throw of 57'3.50" in the shot while finishing second at the C-USA Meet ... Placed in the top eight in all six of the meets he competed in ... (OUTDOOR): Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Recorded a school record and personal best throw of 57'8.25 in the shot in finishing second at the C-USA Championship Meet ... Posted seven top three finishes during the season ... Had a season-best throw of 134'4" in the discus ... Freshman (INDOOR): Recorded the top five throws of the season for the team in the shot including a season-best 53'8.5'' for third place at the LSU Twilight Indoor ... (OUTDOOR): Posted the top five throws of the season in the shot including a pair of first place finishes at the Golden Eagle Classic and Southern Miss Invitational ... Season-best throw came at the LSU Alumni Gold where he finished in fourth with a distance of 53'7.75'' ... Placed fifth at the Golden Eagle Classic in the discus with a throw of 138'5'' ... High School: Attended Queen's Royal College where he competed in throws ... Personal: Son of Erma and Junior Collingwood ... An accounting major.