LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore Susan Aneno is heading to Eugene, Ore. to participate in the NCAA Track and Field Championships, after her school-record time of 2:02.66 in the 800m run earned her fourth-place on Friday at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary.
Aneno, who advanced to the quarterfinal after placing 19th on Thursday in the first round (2:08.47), managed to shave nearly six seconds off her time to move on to the NCAA Championships.
“Congratulations to Susan on advancing to the NCAA finals in Eugene and also breaking the school record,” said head coach J.J. Clark. “She has worked hard and I am proud of her efforts.”
Freshman Divine Oladipo nearly joined Aneno next weekend in Eugene, but fell just short – placing 13th in the discus, but only the top 12 advance. Her throw of 53.13m was a personal record and school record.
“Divine had a great effort in the discus with a personal and school record. She narrowly missed making the NCAA’s in her secondary event,” said Clark. “She is having an extraordinary freshman year.”
Sophomore Courtney Akerley was also in action on Friday, finishing 39th in the 3000m steeplechase (10:43.74).
6:00 – Divine Oladipo, Shot Put
8:05 – Emily Durgin, 5k