Cougars Find More Success at West Preliminary

Nachelle Stewart was the top qualifier in the 800 meters.

AUSTIN -- BYU’s 800 meter dominance continued and Mindy McClurkin displayed her all-around abilities on day two of the NCAA West Preliminary. With four members of the team earning qualifying marks, five Cougars have earned spots in six events at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 9-12.

“We had some good things happen today,” BYU head women’s coach Craig Poole said. “Mindy had a great day and so did our 800 meter runners. They all ran great races and three were able to advance. All in all it was a good day and we have several opportunities tomorrow to have athletes qualify for nationals.”

Nachelle Stewart was the top finisher in the 800 meters and Lacey Cramer and Angela Wagner joined her in the top 12 to qualify for nationals. Stewart registered at time of 2:04.26 while Cramer came in at 2:05.32 and Wagner at 2:05.52.

Mindy McClurkin earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the 200 meters. The race will be held Saturday with a trip to nationals on the line. McClurkin displayed her versatility by taking second in the long jump with a leap of 6.54 meters (21-05.50) to qualify for nationals.

Cougars competing on Saturday include Madara Dzalbe in the triple jump, Tipaleli Fotu in the hammer throw, Ada Robinson, Ashley Dziendziel and Diana Blauer in the high jump, the 4x100 meter relay team, McClurkin in the 200 meter quarterfinals and Nicole Nielsen in the 5000 meters.

See the list below for the athlete’s marks from Friday. CLICK HERE for complete results.

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Rank Name Event Mark

43 Amy Otis 100m hurdles 14.40

17 Mindy McClurkin 100m 11.74

1 Nachelle Stewart* 800m 2:04.26Q

5 Lacey Cramer* 800m 2:05.32Q

11 Angela Wagner* 800m 2:05.52q

22 Nicole Clark 800m 2:09.23

15 Mindy McClurkin@ 200m 23.75Q

26 Porshe Giddings 200m 24.23

18 Katie Bowen Steeplechase 10:36.26

38 Katy Andrews Steeplechase 11:00.77

2 Mindy McClurkin* Long Jump 6.54mq 21-05.50

*Qualified for NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore.

@Advanced to final 24 at West Preliminary

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