AUSTIN -- Mindy McClurkin and Ada Robinson qualified for nationals on Saturday as BYU women’s track and field concluded competition at the NCAA West Preliminary. Six Cougars earned NCAA Championship qualifying marks during the three-day preliminary.
“We did some very good things today,” women’s head coach Craig Poole said. “Mindy ran a fine race and we’re proud of Ada for qualifying. Leli (Fotu) did a great job in the hammer and improved on her ranking. All in all we’re pleased with our efforts this weekend and look forward to nationals.”
McClurkin placed eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 23.60 to claim one of 12 spots from the west that advanced to the NCAA Championships. She qualified in the long jump on Friday with the second-best mark in the West Preliminary.
Robinson took 12th in the long jump with a height of 1.74 meters (5-8.5). Three Cougars qualified for nationals in field events.
Other Cougars competing on Saturday included Madara Dzalbe (42nd) in the triple jump and the 4x100 meter relay team (15th) that included Fatima Makakala, Porshe Giddings, Amy Otis and McClurkin.
The NCAA National Championships will be held June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.
See the list below for the athlete’s marks from Saturday and a list of the BYU’s 2010 NCAA Championship qualifiers. CLICK HERE for complete results.
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Rank Name Event Mark
8 Mindy McClurkin* 200m 23.60Q
42 Madara Dzalbe Triple Jump 11.69m 38-04.25
15 Brigham Young 4x100 Relay 45.19
12 Ada Robinson* High Jump 1.78mq 5-10.00
14 Diana Blauer High Jump 1.74m 5-08.50
14 Ashley Dziendziel High Jump 1.74m 5-08.50
14 Tipaleli Fotu Hammer 56.84m 186-06
34 Nicole Nielsen 5000m 17:35.56
*Qualified for NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore.
BYU Women's Track and Field 2010 NCAA Championship Qualifiers
Rank Name Event Mark
1 Nachelle Stewart 800m 2:04.26Q
5 Lacey Cramer 800m 2:05.32Q
11 Angela Wagner 800m 2:05.52q
2 Mindy McClurkin Long Jump 6.54mq 21-05.50
8 Mindy McClurkin 200m 23.60Q
4 Kari Clark Pole Vault 4.20mq 13-09.25
12 Ada Robinson High Jump 1.78mq 5-10.00