UK's Saunders wins NCAA Indoor title in women's long jump

Paola Ditto
Marzo 11, 2017

COLLEGE STATION, Texas-North Dakota State senior Alex Renner finished 11th in shot put to earn second-team All America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday. Saunders, a silver medalist past year, jumped 22 feet, 7 3/4 inches to beat runner-up Quanesha Burks of Alabama by 7 inches.

Three UK athletes reached the finals of their events on Friday. Oliver's time of 7.14 seconds was behind only Hannah Cunliffe of OR, who won the first heat in 7.13 seconds. She did not advance to Saturday's eight-woman final.

Schweizer - the USTFCCCA 2016 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year and 2017 USTFCCCA Midwest Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year - will run the 3,000 at 6 p.m. Saturday.

On the men's side, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, who earlier was disqualified in the 60 meters because of a false start, bounced back to post the fourth-fastest time in the 200 meters.

Ilarda raced in the final of the 5,000 meters. Paladino stayed with this group and surged in the final meters of the race to finish fourth in a time of 4:35.52.

Also, LSU freshman Ruby Stauber gained a spot in the 800 meters final when she clocked in at 2 minutes, 04.59 seconds, which was the third-fastest time of the semifinals. He placed second in the first qualifying heat, trailing only the defending national champion, but spots in that final are based exclusively on time.

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