The University of Colorado's Elissa Mann punched her ticket to NCAAs s and earned a personal best in the women's 800-meter run. She finished in 10th place overall with a time of 2:03.96 at the NCAA West prelims in Sacramento.
Val Constien also joined the herd of Buffaloes heading to Eugene, and won her heat in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. She ran a personal best of 9:47.97.
Head coach Mark Wetmore said, "Val just ran a huge personal best advancing to nationals and winning her heat of the steeplechase, 9:48, that's one of our top four or five fastest times ever at Colorado."
On the men's side today, Duane McClurkin, Jr. finished third in his heat with a time of 21.25 and will advance to the next round in the 200-meter dash. He joins teammate Ben Saarel who is also advancing after his race in the men's 1,500-meter run yesterday.