May 22, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's track and field program will have three throwers competing in the 2013 NCAA East Regional at North Carolina A&T's Aggie Stadium this Thursday and Saturday.
The top-48 ranked athletes in each event in the East Region qualify for the NCAA East Regional Championship. The top-12 finishers in each event at this weekend's East Regional will join the top-12 finishers from the NCAA West Regional to advance to the 2013 NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore. from June 5-8.
Junior Maressa Guynn and junior Lauren Allam will compete in the discus on Thursday at 3:30 PM. Junior Alix Membreno will compete in the javelin on Saturday at 1:00 PM.
Guynn will compete in the third of three seeded flights in the discus and Allam will compete in the first. The top-16 athletes after the first three throws will get three more attempts.
Guynn is Navy's top-ranked athlete with her school record mark of 170-6 (51.97m), which she set in winning the discus at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship. Guynn is seeded 13th in the event. She will be making her first appearance at the NCAA East Regional.
Allam is ranked 40th in the discus with her season-best mark of 162-3 (49.46m), which she recorded at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship while placing second to Guynn. This is Allam's third trip to the NCAA Regional.
Membreno will compete in the first of three seeded flights in the javelin. She is making a third appearance at the NCAA Regional.
Membreno placed 37th in the javelin in 2011 and was 29th in 2012. She will be seeded 34th in the javelin this season with her mark of 149-9 (45.64m). Membreno won the javelin at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship this spring.