Sophomore Itos Aikhionbare and junior Lacey Surak will represent the UC Irvine women's track and field team in the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Austin, Texas.
Aikhionbare will compete in the discus throw Friday at 10 a.m. and the shotput Saturday at 4 p.m.
She set the school record in the discus with a mark of 51.63 meters (169-5) in the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College April 20.
Aikhionbare has a top mark in the shotput this season of 15.67 meters (51-5) that she recorded at the Oxy Invitational May 4. That mark is No. 2 in the UCI record book.
Surak will compete in the javelin throw at Austin Saturday at 3 p.m. She won the Big West title in the event last Saturday.
Surak has a top javelin mark this season of 45.46 meters (149-2) that she recorded at the Beach Invitational April 20. That mark ranks second in Anteater history.
The top 12 finishers in each event from the West Preliminary Round will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.
The East Preliminary Round is being held at North Carolina A&T; in Greensboro, N.C.
— From staff reports