Pair of Miners advance at NCAA Championships
El Paso, TX — Miners Janice Jackson and Anthony Rotich advance to the finals in the first day of the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
Janice Jackson qualified for the 60m hurdles final at the NCAA Championships after crossing the finish line second in the semifinals with a personal-best time of 7.973.
“We had both are athletes advance and we couldn’t be more pleased,” said head coach Mika Laaksonen. “It’s been a perfect day on the track for UTEP.”
Jackson was in the first heat of the night, where she finished one-one hundredths of a second behind LSU’s Jasmin Stowers, who took first with a time of 7.972. The senior’s performance broke her previous school record of 8.09 posted at the 2014 UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational.
Jackson will take the track again tomorrow for the final round at 6:30 p.m. (MT).
Rotich finished third in the second heat of the night in the mile run with a time of 4:10.09. The Bowerman’s Watch List candidate finished 11th overall in the event. The All-Americans time garnered him a spot in the finals tomorrow at 6 p.m.
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