Mason Makes It Through Before Weather Postpones
2021 NCAA West Preliminary Championships
May 26-29 | College Station, Texas (Texas A&M)
TENTATIVE SATURDAY SCHEDULE (all times Pacific)
9:45 am – Men's 1,500m Quarterfinal – Dustin Nading, Mick Stanovsek, Sam Tanner
11:30 am – Women's Discus – Beatrice Asomaning (Flight 1), MaKayla Kelby (Flight 3)
11:55 am – Men's 400m Hurdles Quarterfinal – Julian Body, Cass Elliott
1:45 pm – Women's 1,500m Quarterfinal – Anna Gibson, Madison Heisterman, Allie Schadler
2:10 pm – Men's 3,000m Steeplechase Quarterfinal – Julius Diehr, Joe Waskom
2:45 pm – Women's 3,000m Steeplechase Quarterfinal – Katie Rainsberger
4:30 pm – Women's 400m Hurdles Quarterfinal – Darhian Mills
5:05 pm – Men's 5,000m Quarterfinal – Isaac Green, Luke Houser
5:50 pm – Women's 5,000m Quarterfinal – Haley Herberg, Allie Schadler, Naomi Smith
6:35 pm – Women's 4x400m Relay Quarterfinal – Ribera/Preigh/Mills/Gersch
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Thunder and lightning postponed all the running events on day three of the NCAA West Preliminaries at Texas A&M, but the day was far from a wash out for the Huskies, as sophomore Elijah Mason qualified for the final site in the discus before the rains came.
Today was to be the final day of competition on the men's side, with the women's event finishing on Saturday. But the lightning delay began just when the first running event was set to go, and the skies never cleared over E.B. Cushing Stadium. A revised Saturday schedule is still being formulated.
One thing's for sure, Pac-12 Champion Elijah Mason will get his second crack at the NCAA Championships as he made it through with flying colors in the discus. Mason, who was seventh at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor meet, will look to get back on the podium, this time in Eugene. He had a foul on his first attempt but then went 196-10 on his second, moving up to second-place where he would finish.
Jonah Wilson, who qualified on Wednesday in the shot put, was looking to join Mason in the discus as well. But Wilson's best of 180-8 today was not enough, as he settled for 19th-place and will concentrate on the shot in Oregon.
Washington Track & Field
NCAA West Preliminary Championships
College Station, Texas | E.B. Cushing Stadium
May 28, 2021 | Day 3 of 4
2. Elijah Mason, 196-10 (Advances to Eugene)
19. Jonah Wilson, 180-8
Huskies currently qualified for NCAA Outdoors in Eugene
Elijah Mason, Discus
Jonah Wilson, Shot Put
Jayden White, Hammer
Haley Herberg, Women's 10,000m
Lyndsey Lopes, Women's Heptathlon
Ida Eikeng, Women's Heptathlon