8 Penguins qualify in track
Eight Youngstown State track and field athletes qualified for the 2017 NCAA Track and Field East Preliminaries, scheduled May 25-27 at the University of Kentucky.
Qualifiers from YSU include junior Ryan Booth, senior Jaynee Corbett, junior Tyler Donati, freshman Jaliyah Elliott, freshman Collin Hardin, senior Taylor McDonald, senior Ryan Roush and sophomore Chad Zallow.
Zallow, a 2016 NCAA East Preliminary qualifier, ranks first in the 110-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 13.37, set at the Pepsi Florida Relays on March 30. Zallow finished 38th at the 2016 preliminaries with a time of 14.42.
Booth, the 2017 Horizon League Track and Field Championship Outstanding Field Performer, earned a spot ranking 27th in the shot put with a heave of 17.93 meters at the BYU Last Chance Meet on May 13.
Corbett, the 2017 Youngstown State Female Athlete of the Year, ranks 28th in the shot put after a toss of 15.86 meters at the BYU Last Chance Meet on May 13. Corbett was also the Outstanding Field Performer at the 2017 Horizon League Championship Meet.
Hardin, meanwhile, was the 2017 Horizon League Freshman of the Year, while Roush set the school record time of 29:34.12 in the 10,000-meter run, at the Bucknell Bison Classic on April 14.