Browning Moves Into Finals
May 25, 2007
EUGENE, Ore. - UNLV women's track and field saw freshman Charlotte Browning advanced to the finals in the 1,500 meters on Friday at the NCAA West Regional, held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Browning crossed the finish line in a time of 4:23.40, which was the seventh-fastest time in the field heading into Saturday's finals. She will need to finish in the top five for an automatic spot in the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Rebel freshman Aja Evans nearly did that in the shot put, coming in sixth in the event with a distance of 49'-7.25". She missed a trip to the national meet by just one half inch, as the fifth-place mark was 49'-7.75".
Also competing in the meet on Friday was Meia Tezeno, who recorded a distance of 18'-9.75" in the long jump and a time of 13.95 in the 100 meter hurdles, but did not qualify for the NCAA Championships in either event.
The top collegians from the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington are vying for top-five individual event and top-three relay event finishes for invitations to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Wednesday-Saturday, June 6-9 in Sacramento, Calif. The remaining 6-8 slots in the approximate 26-28 person NCAA meet fields will be announced on Tuesday afternoon, May 29 by the NCAA championship committee.
NCAA West Regional Championships Location: Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore. Dates: Friday-Saturday, May 25-26