Justine Diaz Qualifies for the 800m Semis After Day 1 of NCAA Preliminaries
AUSTIN, Texas--Senior Justine Diaz qualified to compete in the 800m semi-finals on Friday, May 25 after her performance in the 800m in the preliminary round on Thursday. Diaz ran a 2:07.26 to finish top three in the first heat which earned her an automatic qualification.
Other Gauchos who competed on Thursday but did not qualify were Junior Irene Kujore, who threw a best of 48-0 in the shot put, Alex Umstead who competed in the shot put and Veronica Gines whose farthest jump measured 18-8.5. In the track events, Danielle Moreno ran 38:37:25 in the 10k.
Irene Kujore will compete in the discus event on Friday, May 25 while Alex Umstead will throw the hammer throw. Barbara Nwaba will race in the 100m hurdles along with Andrea Jacobs who will take on the steeplechase.