Wright One Step Closer To NCAA Championships

Courtesy: Paul Ridings, Jr., SHSU Sports Information

Jarrick Wright finished second in his heat of the 100 meter dash to advance to the quarterfinals Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin.

Wright was clocked in 10.47 seconds, earning a berth in the next round as one of the top three finishers in a heat.

For the day, he stands 12th among the 24 athletes advancing.

In the next round, Wright must finish as one of the top 12 runners to earn a berth in the NCAA National Championships in Oregon in June.

The 100 meter dash quarterfinals are scheduled for Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Kristen Mitchell placed fifth in his heat of the 100 meters with a time of 10.34. He finished 31st in the competition.

Matt Viverette of Sam Houston just missed advancing to the quarterfinals of the 400 meter hurdles.

Viverette ran 52.29 to finish fourth in his heat behind Keaton Rickels of Iowa (51.28). He finished with the 25th best time in the event, missing the cut by .07 seconds. Bret Scheve of Boise State was the final quarterfinal qualifier with a time of 52.22.

Sam Houston continues action Friday in the women’s pole vault, men’s hammer and men’s 110 meter hurdles.

Friday, May 24
1 p.m. – Women’s pole vault
2 p.m. – Men’s hammer
5:30 p.m. – Men’s 110 meter hurdles first round
6:45 p.m. – Men’s 100 meter dash quarterfinals
7:45 p.m. – Men’s 400 meter hurdles quarterfinals
Saturday, May 25
6 p.m. – Men’s triple jump
7:20 p.m. – Men’s 110 meter hurdles quarterfinals

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