Linfield Wildcats

May 23, 2014
Edge finishes 12th in NCAA debut
DELAWARE, Ohio – Competing in her first NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Dallas Edge (Sr., Gig Harbor, Wash.) finished 12th overall in the 100-meter hurdles, contested Friday afternoon at Ohio Wesleyan University's George Gauthier Track at Selby Stadium.
Racing in the seventh lane of the second heat, which produced the fastest qualifying time, Edge took fourth in her flight and 12th overall at 14.42 seconds, her second-fastest performance of the season and 15-hundredths of a second off her school record time (14.27).

"I think she competed very well today," said head coach Travis Olson. "I know she expected to be in the finals but I am very proud of everything she has accomplished this year as a freshman. She has a lot to look forward to these next three years."
Jaime Ludwigson, a junior returning All-American from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, clocked the fastest time of the day (13.99) to win the second heat and automatically qualify for the finals. The winner of each of the three heats plus the next five fastest competitors moved on to Saturday's final, to be held at 2:25 p.m. local (Eastern) time. The slowest qualifying time on Friday was 14.19 seconds.
Edge was the only freshman competing in the 100 hurdles, and one of just nine underclassmen. She placed fourth among freshmen and sophomores.

The first-year Wildcat was Linfield's first national qualifier in a running event since Marci (Klimek) Gage competed in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
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Dallas Edge
Competes well in first national meet