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Rainer, Ricciardi head to NCAA Regionals
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Rainer will compete in the 100-meter dash, boasting a personal-best time of 10.40. The senior has been on fire all spring, winning Atlantic Sun Conference crowns in both the 100 and 200-meters, on his way to posting five individual-event victories for the season. Rainer has also garnered A-Sun Athlete of the Week honors on three occasions this outdoor season.
Rainer is slated to run in the first of four 100 heats on Friday, with the heat winner and the next four fastest times earning spots in Saturday's eight-man final. From there, the top five finishers in the final will pick up automatic bids to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for June 7-10, in
The senior holds the third-fastest time in his super-competitive preliminary race, with Johnie Drake of
Ricciardi will represent ETSU on the women's side, taking on the high jump field. The junior met the regional standard of 5-8.75 (1.75m) with an event-winning performance at the Jesse Owens Classic on May 6. She also claimed the A-Sun crown in the event, besting the field with a clearance of 5-7 (1.70m).