Futch Punches Ticket to NCAA Championships
May 24, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - With all the rain and weather delays, freshman Eric Futch's running during day two of the NCAA Division I Track & Field West Preliminary Round at Mike A. Myers Stadium Friday night was not affected. The Darby, Penn., native ran a season best of 50.66 in the men's 400-meter hurdles to advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore on June 5-8.
Sophomore Sade-Mariah Greenidge started day two's action off for the Cougars with a 13.62 second run to advance to tomorrow's quarterfinals at 7:05 p.m. On the men's side, freshman Issac Williams and junior Leon Bullock both automatically qualified in the 110-meter hurdles after finishing two and three in their heat. Williams ran a time of 14.22, while Bullock followed at the 14.34 mark.
After running qualifying times yesterday in the men's 100-meter dash, senior Isaiah Sweeney and freshman Leshon Collins fell .03 seconds short of advancing to the Championships. Sweeney and Collins both ran a time of 10.63.
In the field events, junior John Fortune tossed 15.90m (52-2) in the men's shot put, while fellow junior Cassie Wiley and sophomore Khalysia Mayo both cleared the bar at the 1.70m (5-7) mark in the women's high jump. All three marks were not enough to advance to the finals.
Due to the inclement weather, the men's hammer throw was postponed to 10 a.m. tomorrow.