Kent State senior Riak Reese punched his ticket to the 2018 NCAA Championships with a 10th-place finish in the men’s 100 meters on Friday at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa, Fla.

Reese clocked a 10.20 to finish fifth in his heat and 10th overall in the event. The top 12 finishers advanced to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Reese also ran a personal-best 20.39 in the first round of the 200 and will compete in the quarterfinals of the event on Saturday with a chance to qualify for another event at the NCAA Championships.

University of Akron junior Dara Perry finished ninth in the women’s 100 hurdles with a time of 13.12 to advance to Eugene. Junior Abigale Wilson finished fourth in the women’s discus with a throw of 178-9 and Daziah Green finished 18th in the women’s 200 to also qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Perry will race again on Saturday in the women’s 100 hurdles. The Zips also have a slew of other athletes competing on Saturday, including Green (women’s 200), Taron Slone (men’s 200), Ariadna Ramos Gandia (women’s triple jump), Rodrigo Iglesias and Ian Behm (men’s javelin) and Curtis Richardson (men’s high jump).

The Golden Flashes send Gabrielle Figueroa (women’s hammer), Brad Jones (men’s high jump), Tony Milliner, Craig Stevens (men’s triple jump), David Paliscak and Walter Petzel (men’s shot put) on Saturday.

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Kent State’s Chase Johnson (Walsh Jesuit) carded a 4-under 68 and is tied for third place after the first round of the NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla.

The Golden Flashes are in eighth place after an even-par 288 during Friday’s first round.