May 28, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Caroline King advanced to the NCAA 800-meter national semifinal with a pair of strong outings at the NCAA East Regional hosted by the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. from May 24-26. King will compete at the NCAA national championship meet for the second straight year.
King won section four of the preliminary round in 2:05.75 to move onto the quarterfinal round. Entering the second with the region’s second best time, the Scotia, N.Y. native took second in the first heat with a 2:04.51 to advance to the semifinal in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bridget Dahlberg narrowly missed moving on to Iowa in the steeplechase. The junior topped her personal best by two seconds to take sixth in heat two at 10:16.44. Dahlberg’s time was the 16th fastest in the field, but only the top 12 advanced. Jillian King (10:24.80) and Morgan Mueller (10:45.63) finished in 25th and 43rd, respectively.
Jordan Hamm was in position to advance in the men’s steeplechase, as he was ahead of school record pace (8:53.1) with two laps remaining, but a sprained ankle slowed the junior to a time of 9:25.28.
Kelsey Huckins landed her first discus attempt at 46.15 meters (151-5.0 ft.). The throw earned her a 24th place finish.
Hope Krause completed the 5,000-meter run in 16:54 for 30th place to round out the Eagles showing at the regional.
The national championship meet will begin on Wednesday, June 6. Start lists will be posted here