Track and field
• Four University of Akron athletes competed in the third and final day of the NCAA Division I East Preliminaries on Saturday, but none qualified to join the six Zips that will already be heading to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Alexis Cooks, who is already qualified for the national meet in the discus throw, attempted to qualify in the shot put as well but fell short with a distance of 43 feet, 4½ inches.
Nick Banke threw 175 feet, 7 inches in the men’s hammer throw, Jessica Delic threw 138 feet, 5 inches in the women’s javelin and Martel Durant cleared 6 feet, 10.76 inches in the men’s high jump.
• On Friday, Kent State University freshman Dior Delophant became the school’s third qualifier for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Delophont cleared 5 feet, 11¼ inches in the women’s high jump at the NCAA Division I East Preliminaries, tying for second place. She joins fellow freshmen Reggie Jagers and Danniel Thomas, who qualified in the men’s and women’s discus, respectively.