Thursday Results / Friday Heat Sheets
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Savannah Carson qualified for the NCAA Championships on the rainy first day of the East Preliminary Rounds. Carson finished sixth in the long jump, while four other Boilermakers advanced to quarterfinal races with a chance to qualify for the national championships Friday.
Carson opened with a wind-legal (+0.8) leap of 6.13 meters (20-1.50). That put her 13th, meaning she would need a better mark on one of her final two attempts. On her second jump, Carson leapt into a slight headwind (-0.3) and had a mark of 6.49m (21-3.50). That moved her up to third, all but guaranteeing her a trip to the NCAA Championships. As the second round of jumps finished in the final two flights, Carson slid to fifth, but was solidly in position to qualify and therefore passed her final attempt. She finished sixth in the event and earned a trip to Eugene, Oregon, in two weeks.
Symone Black advanced to the quarterfinals in the women's 400-meter hurdles after recording the top overall time in the event. She set the tone by winning the first heat with a time of 57.02 seconds on the wet, windy track. Her time held on to be the best overall by 0.29 of a second. Black will come out of lane 5 in the first heat of Friday's quarterfinal. The top three in each heat, as well as the next three overall fastest times, will earn a trip to the national championships.
Brionna Thomas and Chloe Abbott made it back in the 400-meter dash. Thomas hung at the back of the pack of the third heat until about 150 meters to go. Then, she made her move past the entire field and came away with the heat victory to earn an automatic bid to the quarterfinals. Her time was 53.75 seconds. Abbott was in one of the fastest heats of the day. She hung with the lead group the entire race before finishing fourth in her heat with a time of 53.38 seconds. Her time was the top non-automatic qualifying mark and earned her a spot in the quarterfinals. Abbott's time was the 13th fastest of the first round, while Thomas' was the 19th. Both will be in the third and final heat of Friday's quarterfinals. Abbott will come out of lane 2, while Thomas will start in lane 6.
Kiara McIntosh advanced to the 800m quarterfinals with an automatic bid. The senior took third in her heat to guarantee herself a spot in Friday's advancing round. McIntosh ran a time of 2:07.52, a full second better than the fourth place finisher. Five individuals from McIntosh's eight-competitor heat advanced to the quarterfinal. McIntosh will come out of lane 8 in the third heat Friday.
The Boilermakers will be busy Friday with eighth chances to earn berths in the national championships and six more opportunities to advance to quarterfinals. The full schedule is below.
Friday's action will be available to watch live on SEC+ beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET. The link is available on the schedule page. Full results from Thursday as well as Friday heat sheets are available at the top of the page.
2 p.m. - Women's Discus - Hazlewood, Meeks
4:30 p.m. - Women's High Jump - Moffitt
4:30 p.m. - Men's Shot Put - Lewis
4:30 p.m. - Women's 100m Hurdles Prelims - Charlton, Delaney
5 p.m. - Men's 110m Hurdles Prelims - Veteto
5:30 p.m. - Women's 400m Dash Quarterfinals - Abbott, Thomas
6:30 p.m. - Women's 800m Run Quarterfinals - McIntosh
7 p.m. - Women's 400m Hurdles Quarterfinals - Black
7:30 p.m. - Women's 200m Dash Prelims - Cox, Roberson
7:55 p.m. - Men's 200m Dash Prelims - Webb
2 p.m. - Men's Discus - Fricke
3 p.m. - Men's Triple Jump - Peterson
6 p.m. - Men's High Jump - Blackman
6 p.m. - Women's 4x100m Relay
6:15 p.m. - Men's 4x100m Relay
7:05 p.m. - Women's 100m Hurdles Quarterfinals - Charlton, Delaney*
7:20 p.m. - Men's 110m Hurdles Quarterfinals - Veteto*
7:35 p.m. - Women's 200m Dash Quarterfinals - Cox, Roberson*
7:50 p.m. - Men's 200m Dash Quarterfinals - Webb*
8:05 p.m. - Women's 5,000m Run - Benner
8:45 p.m. - Men's 5,000m Run - Carpenter
9:25 p.m. - Women's 4x400m Relay
9:45 p.m. - Men's 4x400m Relay