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W&M track and field athletes compete for trip to nationals

Whether high school or college track and field, there are lots of dual meets, relays and invitationals in the first half of the outdoor season, but what really counts is qualifying for, then competing in the championship meets. May has been the championship month for the William and Mary men’s and women’s track teams, and an impressive number competed in the IC4A (men) and ECAC (women) championships, leading up to this weekend’s NCAA Eastern Preliminaries meet at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Besides the Eastern Prelims, there is a Western Prelims meet, with 48 athletes and 24 relays qualifying for each meet. Then the top 12 from each region qualify for the NCAA finals in...