Quintet Of Rebels To Compete In Finals At NCAA West Regional|
May 27, 2005
EUGENE, Ore. - Halima Decree cruised to the finals in the 100 meters Friday at the NCAA Outdoor West Regional Championships at Haywood Field on the campus of the University of Oregon and UNLV track and field will have four athletes competing in finals on Saturday.
The top five finishers from each individual regional event and the top three relays earn automatic invites to the NCAA Championships, Wed.-Sat., June 8-11 in Sacramento, Calif.
DeCree clocked the fastest time in the 100 meters as the senior timed in at 11.42 to set the pace for tomorrow's final. She also ran a leg on UNLV's 4x100 meter relay team which had the fifth-fastest time Friday with a 45.56 to earn a spot in the finals. DeCree was joined on the relay team by Brittney Bullocks, Christine Spence and Miesha McClendon.
The top eight times or marks earned athletes a spot in Saturday's finals.
Spence turned in a top time of her own Friday, earning the top spot in the 400 meter hurdles after turning in a time of 59.33. The senior earned All-America honors in the event at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing seventh with a time of 57.20. Spence will also compete in the high jump on Saturday.
McClendon ran her way into a final in an individual event as well, finishing with the eighth-fastest time in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.74. Michele Suszek will also run in a final tomorrow as the senior distance runner will compete in the steeplechase.
Meet: NCAA West Regional Championships
Location: Hayward Field, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
Schools: D1 schools from Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah
Dates: Friday-Saturday, May 27-28
Scoring: 1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (5), 5th (4), 6th (3), 7th (2), 8th (1).
Results Websites: www.NCAAsports.com / www.GoDucks.com
Sat. First Field Event: 11 am - W Discus Sat. First Running Event: 2:45 pm - W 4x100 Sat. Last Running Event: 6:20 pm - M 4x400