Distance runners Nicole Goecke and Colette Richter, steeple chasers Kristiane Width and Juliana Mount, and throwers Destiny Dawson, Delaney Hall and Kindel Bailey will compete in the NCAA West regional at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium this weekend.
The championship qualifier runs Thursday through Saturday, with the Beavers competing on the first two days of competition.
Mount will be making her second appearance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the West regional; she placed 24th last year. Bailey will also be making her second regional appearance in as many years. Goecke, Width, Richter, Dawson and Hall will make their first postseason appearance.
Qualifiers from the West preliminary meet advance to the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene on June 7-9. Each event features 48 competitors with the top 12 finishers in the Sacramento Regional and the top 12 from the Tampa Regional advancing to Eugene.
Dawson, seeded 16th, Hall (34th) and Baily (48th) will throw in the javelin, which starts at noon on Thursday; Goecke, seeded 21st, will run in the 800 meters at 8:35 p.m. Thursday; Richter, seeded 44th, will run in the 10,000 meters at 9:40 p.m. Thursday; and Mount, seeded 38th, and Width, seeded 32nd, will run in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9 p.m. Friday.