JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The Alabama Women’s Track and Field Team advanced three individuals to the NCAA Championship Finals while five others secured berths in Saturday’s semi-final of the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday.
A total of 48 student-athletes have secured berths in each event at the two NCAA preliminaries taking place this week, with the top 12 finalists from the Eastern and Western preliminary competitions advancing to the final of the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Oregon, next. month. On the pitch and over long distances, the top 12 came from the first round. In the other ongoing events, the top 24 from the first round advance to the semi-finals, with the top 12 from the semi-finals moving to Eugene.
Nickolette Dunbar and Taylor Gorum both advanced to the NCAA Championship final in the shot put while Mercy Chelangat hit his ticket within 10,000 meters.
More, Tamara clark (100 and 200 meters), Daija lampkin (200 meters), Natassha McDonald (400 meters), Christal mosley (400 meters) and Amaris Tyynismaa (1,500 meters) all qualified for the semi-finals on Saturday.
The men and women alternate over the four days of the Preliminary, the men from Tide return to the track on Friday.
“We had another great day. I’m super proud of Mercy, Nickolette and Taylor for going out there and winning a place in the NCAA Championship Final. It’s something we never take for granted. . We also had a good day in the shorter one. The races with Amaris, Tamara, Natassha, Christal and Daija all advance with a chance to qualify for Eugene on Saturday. We did a good job at this point of the week and now we have to finish strong. “
NCAA Championship Finals Hallmarked Tickets
- Taylor Gorum used a career best throw of 16.84 meters to take fifth place in the shot put to Eugene
- Nickolette Dunbarfinished eighth with a throw of 16.74 meters in the shot put to advance to the NCAA Finals
- Mercy Chelangat closed the evening by running away from the peloton in the 10,000m, earning a place to Eugene with a time of 33: 06.83, a new Hodges Stadium record
Participate in the semi-finals on Saturday
- Amaris Tyynismaa dominates the first lap of the 1,500 meters, clocking 4: 11.45 to finish more than four seconds ahead of the peloton and advance to the semi-finals on Saturday
- Tamara clark ran an 11.31 in the 100 meters and a 22.62 in the 200 meters to earn places in Saturday’s semi-final
- Daija lampkin also reached the NCAA semifinals in the 200-meter after running a time of 23.53
- Natassha McDonald (52.23) and Christal mosley (53.16) both earned berths in the NCAA 400-meter semifinals
- Crimson Tide men complete their stint in NCAA East preliminaries on Friday
- Chago Basso will compete in the discus, Christian edwards and Keshun McGee will go in the triple jump and Vincent Kiprop within 5000 meters with the 4×400 meter relay
- Eliud Kipsang qualified for the 1,500-meter semi-finals with a record 3: 37.17, NCAA Preliminary and Hodges Stadium
- Robert dunning went 13.56 to take second place in the first round of the 110-meter hurdles, advancing to the semi-finals
- Champion Allison fell from a PR of 45.40 to finish fourth in the first round of the 400 meters, earning a berth in the semi-finals
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