Wildcats shoot for national championships
In hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, the track and field team competed at the Oregon Twilight and Pacific Twilight on May 3 and 4.
At the Oregon Twilight Meet, sophomore Halsie Peek finished fourth in the first section of the 100-meter with 12.71 seconds.
“Being that it was potentially my last meet, my main goal was to just go out and enjoy my last time racing,” Peek said. “I didn’t run any PR’s or do anything too exciting so it was just a normal day on the track, but the atmosphere of the University of Oregon is something to be valued.”
Senior Melany Crocker finished in seventh in the second section with 12.77 seconds. Crocker also finished seventh in the 200-meter with 26.29 seconds.
Junior Anna LeBeaume got ninth in the hammer throw, throwing 48.53 meters.
Senior Lester Maxwell finished in ninth as well in the 800-meter with a minute, 55.12 seconds.
At the Pacific Twilight Meet, senior Jill Boroughs finished ninth in the 5,000-meter run, with 19 minutes, 31.47 seconds.
Freshman Morgunn Ewing finished fifth in javelin. Ewing threw 54.25 meters.
The Wildcats will next compete at the George Fox Final Qualifier on May 17. This will be their last opportunity to qualify for the national championships.
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