MGoBlue: Women’s Track & Field Strong on Day Two of NCAA Championships
Site: Fayetteville, Ark. (John McDonnell Field)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 2)
U-M Team Standing: No Points After Day 2
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., June 12-13 — at NCAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.), 11 a.m.

• Results

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Seniors Geena Gall (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) and Amber Hay (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) and sophomores Emily Pendleton (Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore) and Danielle Tauro (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) of the No. 11-ranked University of Michigan women’s track and field team qualified for event finals on Thursday (June 11) on day two of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at John McDonnell Field. Gall advanced to the final of the 800-meter run, Hay qualified for the final in the 400-meter hurdles, Pendleton advanced to the final of the discus throw and Tauro reached the finals in the 1,500-meter run.

Senior Bettie Wade (Northville, Mich./Farmington) also competed Thursday in the first four events of the heptathlon — she is third after day one — and senior Tiffany Ofili (Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti) qualified for the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles.

In the semifinals of the 800-meter run, Gall ran a season-best time of 2:02.28 to win the first semifinal and qualify for Saturday’s (June 13) final. Gall was in control early, taking the lead on the backstretch of the first lap.

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