It was a of good news and bad news for the Cougars competing on Day Two of the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Senior decathlete Rickey Moody, Jr. put Wazzu on the board with an eighth-place finish in the decathlon, while freshman hurdling sensation Jeshua Anderson won his heat and recorded the third-fastest time with a 49.51 to advance to the finals.
Joining Anderson in the finals of their events will be another freshman making her NCAA championship debut, 800-meter runner Anna Layman, who clocked a personal-best 2:04.03 – the second-fastest time in school history - in the semifinals, to advance to the finals.
Meanwhile, sophomore 400-meter hurdler Lorraine King, also making her NCAA championship meet debut, did not advance to the finals, but recorded another personal-best with a 58.81 that is fourth-best in school history.
In addition, freshman javelin tosser Marissa Tschida just missed the finals field, finishing in 18th overall with a toss of 47.73 meters [156-7] and the men's 4x400 relay also did not advance, finishing 15th overall with a time of 3:09.71.
When Day Three gets underway in Des Moines, live results of each days events can be found here.
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