Amanda Feigt finished third in the 400m hurdles, qualifying for the national meet.
May 27, 2006
PROVO, Utah - Amanda Feigt led the University of Utah track and field team at the NCAA Regional meet here at Robison Track this afternoon, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championship meet.
Feigt clocked another personal best in the 400m hurdles, finishing third in the event. Her time of 59.94 was good enough to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship meet in Sacramento, Calif., June 7-10.
In all, the five Utes who qualified for the regional competition tallied eight team points. Utah finished 21st in the meet, one point shy of a top-20 finish.
"I am pleased with our overall performance at the regional meet over the last two days," remarked head coach Kyle Kepler. "We showed up to compete and I think that we performed well in this high-pressure situation. We are excited about Amanda Feigt qualifying for the national meet and feel confident that Vanessa Mortensen's throw in the hammer could secure an at-large bid for her."
The top five finishers in each event automatically qualify for the national championship while the next best seven marks are eligible for an at-large bid, based on their performances from the season.
Mortensen finished eighth in the hammer throw, chalking up a 195-2 effort in the event. Also competing for the Utes was AJ Roby in the discus. She too was eighth, turning in a toss of 157-1.