WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Four Seahawks head to Greensboro, N.C., this week where they’ll compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round of the Track and Field Championships hosted by North Carolina A&T at the Irwin Belk Track.

Heading to Greensboro are junior Meena Reid, who will compete in the women’s meet while senior David Lindsay, junior Aerial Chatman and sophomore Cam Walton will represent UNCW in the men’s meet.

“All four qualifiers are in-state products in which my staff did a great job identifying and recruiting into the program,” said UNCW Head Coach Jim Sprecher. “Being North Carolina kids, they have competed at the venue before, so they know what to expect. They’re ready to compete and hopefully advance to the NCAA Finals.”

The meet opens on May 23 and runs through the 25th.

Reid will compete in the 100 meters, where she qualified with a school record time of 11.59 seconds earlier in the spring at the Winthrop Invitational. Reid enters the regional as the Colonial Athletic Association champion in the 100 meters after racing to the championship with a time of 11.66. She also earned All-CAA honors with a second-place finish in the 200 meters and as a member of UNCW’s  4x100 Relay team that placed third. As If Meena needed any incentive, she’ll compete alongside LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan, who owns the top 100 time in the nation at 11.06, in the same heat.

“Although Meena is making her NCAA debut, she’s competed on the national level during age group competitions, so she’s ready. Following the CAA meet, she eased on her training to allow her to recover from some nagging injuries. But now she’s healed and eager to get back on the track.”

Lindsay, meanwhile, will compete in the 100 Hurdles for the second straight year. He finished second in the CAA and earned all-conference honors with a time of 14.11. Lindsay used that time to qualify for the regional.

“David is a veteran with his being his third appearance at the regional level. Last year he ran his all-time best and narrowly missed advancing to the NCAA Finals. He’s ready to elevate his performance and make another run at moving to the NCAA Finals.”

Chatman also returns to the NCAA regionals in the Triple Jump after competing in the Long Jump and Triple Jump as a sophomore. Chatman won the CAA Triple Jump title and his mark of 49-9 3/4 feet at the Shamrock Invitational earned him a spot in the opening round.

“For Aerial, this is his third appearance in the first round in as many seasons. Last year he missed advancing by mere inches and he’s hungry to make that next step.

Walton rounds out the Seahawk representation at the NCAA East Preliminary round, competing in the Long Jump. Walton gave the Seahawks a strong outing at the conference championship and won the Long Jump with a qualifying mark of 24-5 3/4.

“Cam is making his debut, but he’s a tremendous competitor. He won’t be awed when he competes in the Long Jump. As a sophomore he’s learned how to compete and his winning the Long Jump at the CAA meet showed what he is able to do.”