NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 24-27 | Sacramento, Calif.
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1 pm – Men’s Discus – Elijah Mason (flight 3)
5:15 pm – Men’s 1500m – Nathan Green, Luke Houser, Aidan Ryan, Joe Waskom
5:40 pm – Men’s Steeplechase – Ed Trippas
6 pm – Men’s Triple Jump – Tim Luebbert (flight 2)
7:05 pm – Men’s 800m – Sam Ellis
7:25 pm – Men’s 400m Hurdles – Jonathan Birchman, Cass Elliott
8:10 pm – Men’s 5,000m – Brian Fay
1 pm – Women’s Discus – Beatrice Asomaning (flight 1), MaKayla Kelby (flight 1), Kaia Tupu-South (flight 1)
5:15 pm – Women’s 1500m – Anna Gibson, Sophie O’Sullivan
5:40 pm – Women’s Steeplechase – Kayley DeLay
7:05 pm – Women’s 800m – Carley Thomas
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Pac-12 co-Champions in the pole vault, Nastassja Campbell and Sara Borton are now co-qualifiers to the National Championships, as the two navigated a tough NCAA West Prelims field to finish in the top-12 and move on to the next site. Three more Huskies reached the quarterfinal round on the track and two UW records were set in the throws as the women saw their first day of action at Hornet Stadium.
Top-12 is the goal to advance from Sacramento on to Austin, Texas for the NCAA Outdoor finals from June 7-10. After three men punched their tickets on Wednesday, Campbell and Borton added to the roster today.
Campbell had as quick and easy a competition as she would have hoped for. She passed the first two bars, coming in at 13-6 ¼, and cleared that on a first attempt, then she made 13-10 on another first try, and that was all it took, as the Texas native will return to her home state.
Borton, who tied with Campbell for the Pac-12 title two weeks ago, had a pivotal moment at 13-6 ¼, as she needed a third and final attempt to clear that bar or her season would have ended there. But she made it, and then had a second-attempt make at 13-10 to secure her spot at nationals. Borton and Campbell were fifth and sixth, respectively, at the NCAA Indoor meet in March and they’ll look for more hardware outdoors.
Also in the vault, Ashleigh Helms and Sarah Ferguson each had best clearances of 13-0 ¼, but went out at 13-6 ¼ and would not advance.
The Dawgs had a pair of heat winners in the mid-distances, as Carley Thomas took her heat in the…
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