Track and field recap: Pac-12 sends heap of athletes to NCAA championships

Even though the regularly sunny skies of Austin, Texas saw a bit of rain Friday, the Pac-12 athletes looking to qualify for a trip to the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. shined.

The first session of the day included pole vaulting, jumping and and throwing. Of these events, there were three women's competitions: discus, high jump and pole vault. High-flying Brigetta Barrett of Arizona, who recorded the highest women’s collegiate jump in NCAA history at the 2013 Pac-12 Championship, punched her ticket to nationals with a jump of 1.79m. Fellow Pac-12 qualifying jumper Lauren Crockett of Oregon will join the record breaker after posting 1.75m.

[Related video: Brigetta Barrett clinches Pac-12 high jump title and NCAA record]

A large group of Pac-12 women field athletes who qualified for Eugene Friday were the women's discus throwers, who made up more than one-third of the event's finalists. Five Pac-12 throwers qualified including Arizona State's Anna Jelmini, first-team outdoor All-American and 2013 Pac-12 Champion. Jelmini will join Alyssa Hasslen (Arizona), Julie Labonte (Arizona), Baillie Gibson (Arizona) and Alexandra Collatz (USC) at the 2013 NCAA championships.

There were two men's field events in session one: shot put and hammer throw. Four-time NCAA champion and three-time Pac-12 champion Jordan Clarke was the only Pac-12 athlete to claim a spot at this year's NCAA shot put championship coming in seventh overall with a throw of 18.61m. 

The Ducks finished higher than any other Pac-12 teams in seven events: Men's 110 meter hurdles, Women's 400 meter dash, Men's 400 meter dash, Women's 100 meter dash, Women's 200 meter dash, Men's 800 meter run, and Women's 200 meter dash.

The Pac-12 Women dominated the 200 meter dash with seven athletes representing six of the Pac-12 schools. English Gardner (Oregon) leads the pack, followed closely  by Akawkaw Ndipagbor (USC), Carissa Levingston (Stanford), Jenna Puterbaugh (USC), Charnell Price (California), Germe Poston (Arizona) and Asia Gooden (Arizona State).

Below is a comprehensive list of all the Pac-12 runners advancing tomorrow:

Women 100 meter hurdles prelims

3 Buchanan, Brea            SO UCLA                     13.53Q

4 Carter, Kori              JR Stanford                 13.55Q

13 Blackburn, Lauren        JR USC                      13.69Q

18 Cox, Melia                SO USC                      13.93Q

21 Monteverde, Alyssa       FR Oregon                   13.88q


Men 110 meter hurdles prelims

1 Cabral, Johnathan         SO Oregon                   13.66Q

4 Stewart, Ray                SR California               13.91Q

11 Harris, Aleec             JR USC                      14.17Q

14 Taylor, William           SO Arizona State            14.21Q

16 Williams, Solomon       SR Arkansas State           14.23Q


Women 400 meter dash semis

4 Francis, Phyllis          JR Oregon                   52.07Q

11 Okodogbe, Chizoba        JR Oregon                   53.26q


Men 400 meter dash semis

4 Francis, Phyllis          JR Oregon                   52.07Q

8 Fermin, Shawna            SR Washington St.           53.16Q

11 Okodogbe, Chizoba        JR Oregon                   53.26q


Women’s 100 meter dash semis

1 Gardner, English          JR Oregon                   11.42Q

5 Price, Kylie               SO UCLA                     11.65Q

9 Prandini, Jenna           FR Oregon                   11.74Q


Men’s 100 meter dash semis

2 Brown, Aaron              JR USC                      10.25Q

7 Milus, Ryan               JR Arizona State            10.44Q

8 Morris, Joe               SR Colorado                 10.49Q


Women’s 800 meter run semis

2 Fedronic, Justine         SR Stanford               2:04.50Q

3 Roesler, Laura            JR Oregon                 2:04.83Q

5 Weissenbach, Amy          FR Stanford               2:04.97Q

11 Mires, Baylee            SO Washington             2:05.34q


Men’s 400 meter hurdles

4 Wyatt, Reggie            SR USC                   50.10Q


Women 200 meter dash

6 Gardner, English          JR Oregon                 23.60Q

9 Ndipagbor, Akawkaw  SO USC                   23.75Q

11 Levingston, Carissa      SR Stanford               23.90Q

16 Puterbaugh, Jenna        JR USC                    23.93Q

18 Price, Charnell           JR California             24.08Q

22 Poston, Germe            JR Arizona                23.94q

23 Gooden, Asia              JR Arizona State          24.01q


Women’s 400 meter hurdles semis

1 Carter, Kori              JR Stanford               54.50Q

2 Thompson, Turquoise       SR UCLA                   55.97Q

4 Moline, Georganne        SR Arizona                54.59Q

8 Woodruff, Gianna           SO Washington             57.88Q

9 Stueckle, Kayla          JR Washington             58.00Q  2


Men’s 800 meter run semis

1 Greer, Elijah             SR Oregon               S 1:46.20Q  3


Women’s 200 meter dash prelims

6 Gardner, English         JR Oregon                   23.60Q  0.6

9 Ndipagbor, Akawkaw SO USC                      23.75Q  0.9

11 Levingston, Carissa     SR Stanford                 23.90Q  1.2

16 Puterbaugh, Jenna       JR USC                      23.93Q  0.7

18 Price, Charnell         JR California               24.08Q  1.2

22 Poston, Germe           JR Arizona                  23.94q  0.7

23 Gooden, Asia           JR Arizona State            24.01q  1.2


Men’s 200 meter dash prelims

4 Morris, Joe              SR Colorado                 20.85Q  1.4

5 Nellum, Bryshon         SR USC                      20.89Q  1.1

6 Brown, Aaron            JR USC                      20.90Q  1.0

16 Alaka, James           SR Washington               21.25Q  1.4

17 Stewart, Devonte       SO USC                      21.32Q  1.1

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