Flyin' Frogs Compete At The NCAA Championships
June 11, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - TCU continued action at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday night.
In the semifinals of the women's 400-meter hurdles, Kishelle Paul placed fifth in her heat and 11th overall with a time of 58.20 seconds. Paul just missed making the finals as she was clipped at the line by Michigan's Amber Hay who clocked a semifinal time of 58.191 seconds to qualify for Friday's championship round.
Whitney Gipson, a freshman from Newark, opened the day soaring to a 13th-place finish in the finals of the women's long jump. Gipson was the only freshman in the nation to make the finals in the long jump at the NCAA Championships.
TCU closed out the night with the men and women's 4x400 prelims. The women's quartet, which came into the championships with the No. 5 ranked time in the country, ended their season on Thursday night by placing 15th overall, while the men just missed qualifying for the finals, crossing the finish line with the 11th-fastest time in the event.
Heading into tomorrow's action, Jessica Young, who posted the second-fastest semifinal time in the women's 100 on Wednesday, will look to become a four-time All-American, while the men's 4x100 should also challenge for All-America honors. Finally, junior Neidra Covington will open her 2009 NCAA Championships competing in the women's triple jump. Covington has soared the nation's No. 7 ranked leap this spring heading into tomorrow's competition.
The Flyin' Frogs will continue action tomorrow in Fayetteville with two event finals and the qualifying round of the women's triple jump, which begins at 3 p.m. inside John McDonnell Field.