COLUMBIA, Mo. (May 24, 2007) - With a bid to next month's NCAA Track and Field Championships on the line, a handful and ETSU athletes will look to showcase their strongest performances of the season this Friday when they compete in the 2007 Mideast Regional, hosted by the University of Missouri at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.
Competing for the Bucs this weekend is James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.), Jenny Knox (Connelly Springs, N.C.), Anna Marie Ricciardi (Canfield, Ohio) and the men's 4x100-meter relay team, which consists of Derek Carey (Nassau, Bahamas), Chris Harrison (Woodbridge, Va.), Johnny Tucker (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Rainer. Junior Mike Wright (
Rainer will look to close out his illustrious collegiate career with his second straight trip to the NCAA Championships as he leads the Bucs in the 100 meters and will also run a leg in the 4x100. He earned a bid to the 2006 NCAA Championships after placing sixth in the 100 meter finals at the Regional in
After just missing the 2006 Regional, the men's 4x100-meter relay team had one goal to reach and that was to be racing in
On the women's side, Anna Marie Ricciardi will be making her second consecutive trip to the NCAA Regional as she competes in the high jump. Ricciardi's Regional Qualifying leap occurred on the very last day of March when she cleared 5-09 (1.75m) at the Weems Baskin Invitational, hosted
Making her first trip to a NCAA Regional and closing out a stellar senior season will be Jenny Knox. Knox earned the bid to the regional by claiming gold in the 100-meter dash at the A-Sun Championships two weeks ago as she beat out
Please visit http://mutigers.cstv.com/ncaatrack/ or click on the link above for more information regarding the 2007 Mideast Regional. Make sure to visit www.ETSUBucs.com for updated coverage of the Buccaneers track and field team as they compete at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.