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oungstown State senior thrower Jaynee Corbett and junior jumper Abby Jones have qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round which will be held May 24-26 in Tampa, Fla. The event is being hosted by South Florida and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission at the USF Track and Field Stadium.

Corbett, who qualified 20th in the shot put, is making her third appearance at the NCAA prelims, while Jones, who qualified 28th in the high jump, is making her first appearance.

Corbett's season-best effort came this past week at the BYU Last Chance Meet when she uncroked a school-record throw of 15.95m. Jones' best mark of 1.76m in the high jump, which is also a school record, came on May 5 at the Horizon League Track and Field Championships.

At last year's Preliminary Round competition, Corbett was 26th and 2016 she placed 28th.

Both athletes will be in action on Thursday, May 24. Jones will compete at 5 p.m. while Corbett is set to throw at 8 p.m.