Track and Field Team Concludes Second Day of MVC Outdoor Championship
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, freshman Terry Phillips captured a second-place finish with a time of 10:38.34. Her mark is a NCAA regional qualifying time. Jamie Vest claimed third in the event, improving her previous NCAA qualifying mark with a personal best time of 10:38.42.
Carrie Vestal claimed third in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 36:37.04 and Mareneika Goffe earned third in the high jump competition, clearing a height of 5’5”.
In preliminary action, Rashida Allen and Couretnee Boulard qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash. Allen owns the seventh fastest time going into the finals with a time of 12.16. Boulard crossed the line just behind Allen in a time of 12.18.
In the 200-meter run, Leander Ernest finished in fourth-place with a personal best time of 24.42 qualifying for Sunday's finals. Boulard crossed the line just one second later in fifth with a personal best time of 24.43.
Two athletes qualified for the finals in the 400-meter run. Ernest finished in second-place in today’s preliminaries with a time of 55.05. Yaneika Malcolm claimed third with a personal best time of 55.10.
Asher Kyger won her section of the 800-meter run and owns the second fastest time going into the finals with a time of 2:11.98. Emily Fletcher qualified for the finals with an eighth-place finish in the event. Her time of 2:14.28 is a new personal best.
The MVC Outdoor Championship concludes Sunday, May 18. Competition is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. with an award ceremony following the last event.