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11 Pitt track and field performers reach NCAA regionals

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After the ACC Tournament, 11 members of the Pitt men's and women's track and field teams are headed to the NCAA regional championships next week. That event will be held over next weekend at North Florida in Jacksonville from Thursday, May 26th through Saturday the 28th.

While there, the Panthers will be competing with a host of others to reach the NCAA national championships later this summer. Those will be held in Eugene, Oregon from June 8th through the 11th.

This year's pack is led by junior Desmond Palmer, who will be participating in three different events. Last week, Palmer won the ACC title in the 400m event and is ranked second in that event, per the Pitt article linked above. He will also be trying to punch his ticket for the 110m hurdles event as well as the 4x400 relay where he is part of an experienced team consisting only of upperclassmen.

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