Two Cougar athletes advanced to the finals in their events at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Fayatteville, Arkansas. The latest Cougar contingent was led by men's 400-meter hurdler Jeshua Anderson, who won his semifinal heat in 49.27 – the fastest time of the two heats – and he was joined by redshirt junior men's discus tosser Matt Lamb, who finished sixth overall in preliminaries with a toss of 58.81 meters [192-11].
Senior sprinter Justin Woods barely missed the cut for the 100 meters yesterday – failing by a mere .02 seconds – but made the initial cut today in the 200 meters, running a 21.04 to grab the final qualifying spot for the semifinals. Woods, however, was unable to get into the final, as he turned in a 21.23 in the semifinal to finish 17th overall.
Senior men's 400-meter hurdler Barry Leavitt ran an identical 50.55 to yesterday's qualifying time but that was not enough to get him into the final and he finished 12th overall. Junior women's 1500-meter runner Lisa Egami ran a 4:23.15 to finish in 21st place overall in the preliminaries and did not advance. Senior men's 110-meter hurdler Robert Williams failed to advance out of the prelims, finishing 26th and last with a 14.74 clocking.
Wazzu individuals will next compete at the NCAA Championship competition on June 12-13 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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