Three Wolfpack Freshmen Qualify For USA Junior Finals
June 21, 2013
DES MOINES - On the third day of the 2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, three freshman Wolfpack track runners earned bids to the finals in their respective events, while another newcomer collected her second silver medal of the annual meet.
After finishing second in the junior women's 100-meter hurdles just one day prior, freshman Alexis Perry garnered her second silver medal in as many days with a 19' 4.00" (5.89m) measurement in the junior women's long jump Friday afternoon. The mark was just three inches shy of matching her personal best.
Running in the junior men's 1,500-meter prelims, freshman Craig Engels finished in second place in the second of two heats with a time of 3:57.21, en route to recording the third-fastest time overall and securing a spot in Saturday's final. That race is scheduled for a 3:14 p.m. (ET) start.
In the women's 1,500-meter prelims, newcomer Megan Moye finished third in the second heat, and posted the eighth-fastest time at 4:42.05, earning the right to line up in Saturday's championship race at 3:02 p.m. (ET).
Freshman Ariah Graham also had an outstanding showing in the junior women's 400-meter dash with a third-place finish, crossing the finish line in a season-best time of 53.57 in the first preliminary race. The Raleigh, N.C., native also etched her name into Saturday's championship race, which is scheduled for 2:46 p.m. (ET).
USA Track & Field Championships
Junior Women's Long Jump (final)
Junior Women's 400-meter dash (prelims)
3. Graham, Ariah 53.57
Junior Men's 1,500-meter run (prelims)
Junior Women's 1,500-meter run (prelims)