SDSU TRACK & FIELD: LISA-ANNE BARROW AND ASHLEY HENDERSON ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALS AT NCAA WEST PRELIMS

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Barrow & Henderson need to finish in top 12 to advance to NCAA Championships in Eugene

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May 24, 2018 (Sacramento) - Ashley Henderson and Lisa-Anne Barrow qualified for the quarterfinals at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Sacramento Thursday evening. Henderson had the tenth best time in the 100 meter dash (11.36) and Barrow had the 17th best mark in the 400 (53.40) to move on to the next round.

Simone Glenn and Rochene Smith barely missed the cut in the 100 and Jalyn Harris and Tyra Lea did not advance in the 400, but all four will still be competing in their respective relay events on Saturday.

Running in what turned out to be the slowest heat, Henderson cruised to a second place finish with a wind legal time of 11.36. Her mark was the tenth fastest of the evening. This is Henderson’s third straight year advancing to the final round of the West prelims.

Glenn overcame a slow start to finish strong and grab fifth place in her heat (11.63). She was just barely outpaced by Texas A&M’s Amber Ivy, who finished in fourth with a time of 11.60, which ended up earning the final at-large bid. Smith finished fourth in her heat with a time of 11.69w, good for 29th overall.

Barrow, who ran in the first heat of the 400, finished in 53.40, good for third place and to automatically qualify to the quarterfinals. Lea (39th; 55.23) and Harris (44th; 55.83) missed the cut but will team with Barrow and Lakin Hatcher in the 4x400m relay on Saturday.

For Henderson and Barrow to advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., they will have to be finish in the top 12.

UP NEXT

On Friday, Kaitlin Heri and Marissa Berry compete in the pole vault beginning at 4:30 p.m. Ashley Henderson will run the quarterfinals of the 100 meter dash at 6:15 p.m. with hopes of advancing to the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore. in two weeks. Henderson will also compete alongside Simone Glenn in the first round of the 200 meter dash at 7:55 p.m.

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THE NOTE I

This was Lisa-Anne Barrow’s first time competing in the 400 meter dash at the NCAA West Prelims. Last year, she competing in the 200, the long jump and the 4x400 relay.

NCAA West Preliminary Championships

Sacramento, Calif. Hornet Stadium

May 24, 2018

100 Meter Dash – First Round

1. Jayda Baylark (Arkansas) – 11.22 (+1.6)

10. Ashley Henderson (SDSU) – 11.36 (+1.5)

26. Simone Glenn (SDSU) – 11.63 (+1.1)

29. Rochene Smith (SDSU) – 11.69w (+2.4)

400 Meter Dash - First Round

1. Makenzie Dunmore (Oregon) – 52.04

17. Lisa-Anne Barrow (SDSU) – 53.40

39. Tyra Lea (SDSU) – 55.23

44. Jalyn Harris (SDSU) – 55.83