Sunday, June 12, 2016

Montesano native Tera Novy finishes seventh in NCAA discus...

EUGENE—Montesano native Tera Novy (left/photo by Paul Merca) of the University of Southern California finished seventh in the discus on the final day of competition Saturday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Novy, competing in flight 2, threw 188-7 (57.49m) in the first round of competition in the 24-woman field. She then fouled in round 2, then followed it up with her best of 189-4 (57.70m) in round three.

The USC senior, who is already qualified for the US Olympic Trials next month, could not get it going in the finals, fouling in rounds 4 and 5, before throwing 181-11 (55.44m) in the final round.

Wisconsin’s Kelsey Card won the event with a toss of 208-5 (63.52m).

Washington’s Baylee Mires finished eighth in the 800 meters, running a time of 2:03.92, just 1/100th short of her school record set last month at the Pac-12s in Seattle, and an agonizing .92 short of the US Olympic trials standard. Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers won her second straight national title in that event in a time of 2:00.75.

Boise State’s Brenna Peloquin matched her eighth place finish in the 10000 two days ago, as she finished eighth in the 5000 meters, running a time of 16:07.32, as Dominique Scott of Arkansas followed in the footsteps of Oregon’s Edward Cheserek Friday by winning the race in 15;57.07 and capturing both the 5000 and 10000 crowns.

Husky freshman Charlotte Prouse was ninth in the 3000 steeplechase, running10:00.82, as New Mexico’s Courtney Frerichs won in a collegiate record 9:24.41.

Amy-Eloise Neale of the Huskies was tenth in the finals of the 1500 meters, running 4:16.19, as Mississippi State senior Marta Freitas won in a time of 4:09.53.

Washington State’s Liz Harper finished 16th in the heptathlon with a final two-day total of 5446 points in her third career heptathlon, just short of her best of 5564 points set last month at the Pac-12 championships in Seattle.

Harper started day 2 with a best in the long jump of 17-9.5 (5.42m), then threw a personal best of 105-9 (32.24m).

Before the start of the final event, the 800, she also competed in the high jump finals, but did not clear the opening height of 5-8 (1.73m), as Kimberly Williamson of Kansas State won that event with a jump of 

Harper finished her day by running 2:17.94 to finish second in the first section of the 800 meters.

Georgia's Kendell Williams won the two-day competition with a final score of 6225 points.

NOTE:  The University of Washington, Washington State University, the University of Oregon, the University of Southern California and the NCAA contributed to this report.

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