UNC’s Selmon places fourth in 400 hurdles at NCAA meet
North Carolina’s Kenny Selmon broke a 22-year-old school record when he ran a lifetime-best 48.60 seconds to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The previous record of 48.72 was set by Ken Harnden in 1995. Harnden was a two-time Olympian in the event for the Zimbabwe national team in 1996 and 2000, and he is also the last Tar Heel to win a national title in the 400 hurdles.
Wake Forest: Senior Ellie Abrahamson finished seventh in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase national final at the NCAA Championships on Saturday with a school record time of 9:56.18. Abrahamson entered the competition already the Wake Forest school-record holder in the event but she managed to shave four seconds off her semifinal time of 10:00.02. Abrahamson had qualified for the finals with a fifth-place finish in her semifinal heat to automatically earn a spot in Saturday’s competition. She was competing in her first NCAA Track and Field Championships and earned First-Team All-American honors for the first time in her career with the finish.
Elon: Junior Bryanna Hames concluded her stay at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships finishing 21st and receiving honorable mention accolades in the discus throw on Saturday. She registered a best throw of 161 feet, 10 inches (49.32m) at the national meet as she represented the Phoenix in her and the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA championships.
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