EL PASO, Texas - The 2017 Conference USA Outdoor Championships concluded for the Florida Atlantic University track and field squad on Sunday, with many notable point-getting finishes at the highly-competitive meet.
- Jamika Glades finished in the top four in each of her Sunday finals. She earned FAU eight points with a runner-up finish in the 400 meter hurdles, shaving 0.29 off her prelim time to 59.06. In the 100 hurdles, she was fourth, racing a 13.54 for five team points
- Teammates of hers in each race both placed seventh. In the 100, Crystal McDougle ran a 14.10, and in the 400, Anne-Catherine Wasser finished in 1:03.52. Both garnered two points
- The final earner was Frida Thorsås in the Sunday javelin throw, placing seventh as well
- The top historical finish in the program's ledger came from the 4x400 meter relay team. They set a season low as the ninth-fastest time ever, 3:44.86 (in the order of Sherline Valentin, Berneta Boldin, Wasser and Glades) and placed fifth in the field for four points
- Other Owls competing on the final day were Liz Wellman (4:51.81 in the 1,500 meter finals) and Mikaela Jonsson (20:23.28 in her first 5,000 meter race)
"We had a lot of positives things happen today and we are looking forward to the future," said Associate Head Coach Willie Randolph. "The score didn't show the effort and improvement these young ladies made in such a short period of time. Jamika (Glades) was a workhorse for the team as she scored 12-plus points on her own not including the 4x400, and seeing Crystal (McDougle) come back from injury and scoring in a final was also exciting. We are looking forward to the new recruits in the fall."
Prospective qualifiers for the NCAA East Regional meet will find out their fate on Monday when all of the times and distances are officially compiled and released. Those preliminaries are scheduled for May 25-27 in Lexington, Kentucky.
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