GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The NCAA notified Tusculum on Thursday that men's triple jumper Yannick Rosalie will be added to the field at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which begin next Thursday in Charlotte.
Rosalie was the first athlete on the outside of the field of 22 jumpers when it was announced on Monday, missing the final berth in the field by .01 meters (one-half inch). However, meet officials informed Tusculum head coach Lionel Nau Thursday morning that due to a scratch in another event, an athlete would be added from the next-strongest event, which is the men's triple jump.
The addition of Rosalie in the triple jump gives the Pioneers competitors in four of the 21 men's events at the NCAA Championships, along with Widchard Guervil in the 100 meters and 200 meters and the 4x100-meter relay team. The men's triple jump will be contested on Saturday, May 26 at 12:45 p.m.
Rosalie earned his NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a season-best jump of 15.15 meters (49 feet, 8 1/2 inches) which he set at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on May 2. A junior from Paris, France, Rosalie finished third in the triple jump in both the SAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships, jumping 13.80 meters (45 feet, 3 1/2 inches) indoors and 13.69 meters (44 feet, 11 inches) outdoors.