Watson hurdles into NCAA Final - Tucson News Now

Watson hurdles into NCAA Final

The NCAA Track and Field Championships are being held this weekend at Oregon's Hayward Field (Photo courtesy: Track Town USA). The NCAA Track and Field Championships are being held this weekend at Oregon's Hayward Field (Photo courtesy: Track Town USA).
EUGENE, OR -

Sage Watson clocked the fastest time in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Friday, giving her a spot in Saturday’s finals.
 
Watson’s time of 54.88 was the third-fastest time of her career and was .05 seconds off her personal best. Additionally, it was the fastest time in the semifinals is also tied for the 13th-fastest in the world. 

She will run in her second-consecutive finals at 4:47 p.m. MST on Saturday afternoon. 

In the women’s 4x400-meter relay, the team of Diana Gajda, Brena Andrews, Jasper Gray and Malia Bryant earned honorable mention All-American honors, clocking a time of 3:41.37 in the semifinals, good for 23rd place. 

Friday will feature Justice Summerset in the finals of the men’s high jump and Bailey Roth in the finals of the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase. 

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