HOUSTON - The 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championship meet wrapped for Florida Atlantic University track and field Sunday, with both Owls that qualified for their finals earning points for the squad, among three top-five finishes on the final day.
- In their respective hurdle events, qualified for on Saturday, Crystal McDougle and Anne-Catherine Wasser enjoyed successful finishes. McDougle ran to a third-place finish in the 100 meter length, in 14:15, while in the 400 meter hurdles, Wasser placed fourth at 1:00.98
- In a Sunday field event, Frida Thorsås placed fourth in the javelin throw, at 42.12 meters
- Christina Schultz and Bethany Hardcastle finished back-to-back and within a second of one another in the 5000 meter run, in 18:23.20 and 18:24.78, respectively
- In the final race of the four-day meet, the Owls' 4x400m relay earned two points with a seventh-place finish. The combination of Sherline Valentin, Ana Holland, Wasser and Roshelle Francois ran a 3:45.72, which was just a second off of even fourth place
- All told, the squad posted 31 points at the championship meet
"I would like to thank all of our seniors for their blood, sweat and tears over the last four years, and I'd also like to congratulate them for their accomplishments," said Head Coach Alex Smolka. "For Frida (Thorsås), she made an indelible mark on our team and our university. As a program, we're not where we'd like to be yet, but we took steps in the right direction this season, and the progress is very noticeable between our indoor and outdoor accomplishments. We were able to score points in a variety of disciplines during the championships, and I'd like to congratulate everyone who contributed to our point total. We are looking forward to continuing to move up in the standings in the years to come."
The Owls will await all other results, towards earning possible qualification for the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries, to be held in Tampa, May 24-27.