From Shorter University Athletics:
Supan Randeniya and the women’s 4×400 team highlighted competition for the Hawks on day two of the NCAA DII Track & Field Championships, as each finished second in their heats to advance to the finals on Saturday.
Randeniya turned in a time of 14.11 in the 110m hurdles, the eighth best overall and good for second in heat three to earn a spot in the finals. Myles Hunter of Minnesota State looks to be the one to beat as he posted the fastest prelim time, crossing the line in 13.71.
The ladies of the 4×400 – Amber Littlejohn, Promise Clark, Jasmine Crump and Ayana Walker – posted a 3:40.90 for the event to finish second in the second heat, turning in the third fastest time of the night. Johnson C. Smith turned in the top time in the prelims, breaking the tape at 3:37.89 in the first heat, while St. Augustine’s was second with a time of 3:38.01 to finish ahead of the Lady Hawks in the second heat.
Emily Buwalda just missed qualifying for her first ever individual NCAA Championship final, turning in the ninth fastest time in the 800m with a time of 2:10.62, just under a second slower than her personal best of 2:09.64; which she posted to win the Peach Belt title.
Yamara Robinson and Anelise Aldana had a tough day in the jumping pit, posting 18th and 20th place finishes, respectively in the triple jump, with Robinson recording a jump of 12.08m and Aldana turning in a distance of 12.01m.
Saturday’s schedule is as follows:
5:55pm – Randeniya in the 110m hurdles
6:25pm – Walker in the 400m
8:05pm – Alfred Chelanga in the 5,000m
9:05pm – Women’s 4x400m