NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 Recap

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 Recap

NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships Central

Day two of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships featured more strong performances from Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) student-athletes at the SPIRE Institute on Friday. Action resumes Friday at 8 a.m. PDT in Geneva, Ohio. 

After five events scored on the men's side, Wisconsin-Eau Claire has jumped into the lead with 22 points, while MIT is second with 14 points, and John Carroll third with 13 points. Pomona-Pitzer is tied for 24th overall with two points and remains the SCIAC's lone men's program to register a team score after two days of action. 

With eight events scored in the women's championship, Washington University leads the way with a score of 27, while Johns Hopkins is second with 19 points. Wisconsin-Eau Claire is third with 16 points. Redlands moved into a seven-way tie for ninth overall with 10 points, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) is 21st with five points, and La Verne tied for 32nd with three points. Pomona-Pitzer has tallied one point after two days of competition and is tied for 43rd. 

In the 100-meter dash prelims, Luke Bohlinger posted a time of 11.22 in the race but did not qualify for the finals. 

Friday's action on the women's side was highlighted by Reyna Ta'amu of Redlands' performance in the shot put finals. Ta'amu notched a massive throw of 49-07.00 and was the national champion in the event for her efforts, earning the Bulldogs 10 points in addition notching All-American honors in the process. 

La Verne's Elizabeth Prevedello finished sixth overall and gained All-America status in the heptathlon with 4664 points picking up three points for the Leopards after seven events completed. Prevedello clocked a time of 15.00 in the 100-meter hurdles; cleared 5-01.75 in the high jump; notched a throw of 28-06.50 in the shot put; registered a time of of 26.13 in the 200-meter dash; recorded a leap of 5.43 meters in the long jump; added a toss of 96-04 in the javelin; and posted a time of 2:25.89 in the 800-meter run. Redlands' Kara Romani (4488 points) and Cal Lutheran's Kelsey Rouse (4307) finished 16th and 21st in the heptathlon. 

In the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles, Jessica Fields and Chyenne Kimble of Redlands clocked qualifying times of 14.20 and 14.23. Pomona-Pitzer's Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong added a time of 14.51 but did not qualify for the finals of the event. 

The 100-meter dash prelims featured a qualifying race from Occidental's LaShauna Porter who registerd a time of 11.96. 

Anahy Covarrubias of Whittier secured a time of 2:14.72 in the 800-meter run prelims, but narrowly missed qualification for the finals of the event.