GENEVA, Ohio – Three SCIAC student-athletes qualified for finals in the running events to highlight the second day of the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute.
CMS’ Tyra Abraham ran the third-fastest time of the 100m sprint with a 12.00 to qualify for finals in her second event this week.
Joshua Sealand qualified for finals in his second event as well as he took the final spot in finals for the 800m as his time of 1:51.63 ranked ninth.
Also qualifying for finals from CMS was Carmen Mejia in the 800m. Her time of 2:10.05 ranks second heading into finals.
Redlands’ Alison Smith qualified for the finals in the 100m hurdles with a 14.18 – the second-fastest time of the prelims. Her teammate Jessica Fields took 21st in the event. Smith also finished up in the heptahlon but fell to ninth place in the final three events, posting a score of 759 points.
Redlands’ Vanessa Blanchard took 14th in the high jump, reaching 5-3.75.
CMS’ Vaiva Palunas finished 14th in the shot put after a throw of 44-2.75. Redlands’ Rayna Ta’amu took 22nd.
Austin Dewitz from Occidental cleared 6-2.75 in the high jump to take 19th. Teammate Gabriel Barrett-Jackson’s 49.05 placed him 14th in the 400m run.
In the men’s 100m sprint, Redlands’ Luke Bohlinger ran a 10.84 to take 16th.
The championship meets concludes tomorrow with the finals for all running events as well as the triple jump and hammer throw.