Ernest concludes opening round of competition at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Ernest came up just short in her bid to advance to Thursday's semifinal round. The top three performers in each of the four preliminary heats moved on, as did the next four finishers overall.
After finishing second in the 800 meters at the MVC Outdoor Championships, Ernest came in seventh in the event at the Mideast Regional in
The top five finishers in each regional event qualify for the national meet, but Ernest received one of the at-large bids for the 800-meter run, which were filled according to a descending order of the top performances of those student-athletes outside of the top five regional finishers in the event.