Curtin qualifies for NCAA East Regionals

Curtin qualifies for NCAA East Regionals

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern freshman Fearghal Curtin will continue his strong inaugural campaign with the Buccaneers Outdoor Track & Field team at the NCAA East Regionals in Tampa, Fla. on May 24-26.

The Cork, Ireland native turned in the 25th-fastest time in the men's 5000m race in the 2018 season to earn one of 48 spots in the event. The field will race on Saturday evening with the start time set for 8:05 p.m.

Curtin turned in his best time of the season at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. over the March 29-31 weekend. He finished second overall in the event with a time of 14:02.88.

Curtin continued his spring campaign finishing third overall in the men's 1500m race and fourth in the men's 5000m race this past weekend at the Big South Outdoor Championships held in High Point, N.C.

For the first time in meet history, the 2018 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round will be hosted at the USF Track & Field Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The three-day meet, which will determine the qualifiers for the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, will begin May 24 at 11:30 a.m. with the men's hammer.

The 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be contested June 6-9 in Eugene, Ore. The meet will serve as the final competition at Hayward Field before the facility is rebuilt in preparation for the 2021 IAAF World Championships.

Twelve qualifiers in each event will also advance to Eugene from the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round meet, slated for next week in Sacramento, Calif.