May 23, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL -- Florida Atlantic sprinter Danielle Aromashodu will compete in the 400 meter hurdles at Thursday’s NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville.
The sophomore qualified with her Sun Belt Conference-winning time of 59.59. That time was the fastest mark she has run this outdoor season, and is the third fastest mark in school history. Aromashodu also won the SBC title in this event as a freshman in a time of 1:00.09.
Also as a freshman, she ran the 400 meter hurdles in 59.15 at the 2011 Penn Relays, which still stands as the FAU school record, and competed in the NCAA preliminaries held in Bloomington, Indiana, finishing in a time of 1:01.61.
Aromashodu will compete at 5 p.m. Thursday in Heat #2, against seven other runners. The top three finishers in each of the six heats, plus the next nine fastest times, advance to the quarterfinal round.