EL PASO, Texas – Four members of the Florida Atlantic University track and field team notched top 10 finishes in their respective races at the 2017 Conference USA Outdoor Championships on Saturday, qualifying for Sunday’s finals in the process.
- Jamika Glades will race in two finals on Sunday, at both lengths of her hurdle events. In the 400 meters, she finished second, just .14 behind the top finisher, in 59.35, and in the 100, she set an FAU personal best to come in fourth place, at 13.48
- Another Owl qualified in each of those races. In the 100 hurdles, it was Crystal McDougle, eighth in a time of 14.01. Freshman Anne-Catherine Wasser set a new PR and finished sixth in the 400, coming in at 1:01.45
- Last, but not least, distance runner Liz Wellman will move on to the finals of the 1,500 meters. She qualified with a ninth-place showing in a time of 4:41.27
- Other top finishers in their respective prelims Saturday were: Sherline Valentin (11th in the 400 meters, 55.66), Carydaliz Fontanez (13th in the 800 meters, 2:18.35) and Cassidy Smith (13th with a PR in the 100 meter hurdles, 14.45)
In addition to Glades, McDougle, Wasser and Wellman running in their five races Sunday, the Owls have competitors in three other final day events. They will field runners in the 5,000 meters, Frida Thorsås will participate in the javelin throw, and the 4x400 relay squad combination of Berneta Boldin, Glades, Wasser and Valentin will take part in the last race of the meet for FAU, scheduled to go off at 9:45 p.m. EST.