2021 NCAAs Day 2: Sage Hurta & Courtney Wayment Lead Flurry of Fast Times in Prelims as NCAA Indoor 800 Champ Aaliyah Miller Goes Home

By LetsRun.com
June 10, 2021

Continuing the trend this week in the distance running world, there were some very fast times on women’s qualifying day at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Six women in one heat of the 1500 meters broke 4:10, while the steeple prelims were historically fast, with four women cracking the top 10 on the all-time NCAA list. In both events, the NCAA favorite — Colorado’s Sage Hurta in the 1500 (4:08.88) and BYU’s Courtney Wayment in the steeple (9:32.52) — ran the fastest time of the day.

The 800 was the only event in which the times weren’t super fast, which led to some drama as three of the top seven seeds were eliminated, including NCAA indoor champ Aaliyah Miller of Baylor.

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Recap & analysis below.

Women’s 1500: Expect a fast final after six women break 4:10 in one heat

Hurta ran a fast 4:08.88 to assert herself as the favorite for Saturday’s final

What is it with these Alabama 1500-meter runners? Yesterday, the Crimson Tide’s Eliud Kipsang pushed the pace in his semifinal to lead the top six men under 3:39. Today, we saw a re-run on the women’s side as Alabama’s Amaris Tyynismaa did the same thing in heat 1 to create the fastest women’s 1500 of the year at the collegiate level. NCAA mile champion Sage Hurta of Colorado won the heat in 4:08.88 as six women broke 4:10. 

How fast is that? Well, entering the meet, only seven collegians had broken 4:10 in all of 2021.

With heat 1 going so fast, no one wanted to chase a time qualifier in heat 2, which meant nine women were still together with 200 meters to go, leading to a mad dash for the five auto spots. When the pack is that tightly-bunched, chaos often isn’t far away, and the final last lap was wild, with a few major casualties. The first was Stanford’s Julia Heymach, the Pac-12 5k champ and #5 seed. Heymach briefly lost her balance on the final turn but righted herself, and with 10 meters remaining in the race found herself in 4th place, in position to advance (the top five and next two fastest times in each heat made the final). Then, disaster struck, as an exhausted Heymach tripped over her own feet and fell, crushing her dreams of the final.

Behind her, the #3 seed, Whittni Orton of BYU, was also struggling. Boxed in early in the home straight, Orton could not free herself and eventually ran out of gas, finishing 6th in 4:14.99 and also failing to advance. The silver lining for Heymach and Orton is that both are entered in the 5k final on Friday and will have an opportunity for redemption.

Quick Take: The final should be fast but Hurta is undoubtedly the favorite

Given how fast the first prelim went today, there’s a good chance that Saturday’s final also goes out quick. And given how many women ran fast today, it should be a deep, competitive race. But the fact remains, only one woman has broken 4:09 this year. That would be Colorado’s Sage Hurta, and she’s done it twice. Considering she has also run 2:00 for 800 this year, is the NCAA indoor mile champ, and looked very comfortable after moving to the lead in heat 1 with 200 to go, Hurta is the clear favorite.

That said, there were a number of big PRs in that heat (BYU’s Anna Camp, Colorado’s Micaela Degenero, and Illinois’ Olivia Howell all PR’d by 2+ seconds). Those women had to go hard today — they couldn’t relax much in the home straight given how fast they needed to run to secure an auto qualifier — but it’s not inconceivable that if someone can run a PR in a prelim, they can go even faster in the final. Perhaps one of them could spring the upset on Saturday.

Here is how the top eight seeds fared:

Athlete Year School SB Result
Sage Hurta SR Colorado 4:08.38 Auto Q; won heat 1
Krissy Gear JR Arkansas 4:09.00 Time qualifier; 7th in heat 2
Whittni Orton SR BYU 4:09.31 6th in heat 2, eliminated
Amaris Tyynismaa FR Alabama 4:09.48 Auto Q; 5th in heat 1
Julia Heymach JR Stanford 4:09.89 12th in heat 2; eliminated
Maudie Skyring JR Florida St. 4:09.99 Time qualifier; 6th in heat 1
Lauren Berman SR Virginia Tech 4:10.82 Auto Q; 3rd in heat 2
Anna Camp SR BYU 4:11.63 Auto Q; 2nd in heat 1

Heat 1 results

Pl Pos Athlete Time 300m 700m 1100m 1500m
1 8 Sage HURTA
Colorado [SR]
4:08.88 Q 48.79
[48.79]
1:57.95
[1:09.16]
3:04.89
[1:06.95]
4:08.88
[1:03.99]
2 7 Anna CAMP
BYU [SR]
4:09.22 Q
 PB 
48.92
[48.92]
1:58.20
[1:09.28]
3:05.16
[1:06.96]
4:09.22
[1:04.07]
3 3 Micaela DEGENERO
Colorado [SR]
4:09.38 Q
 PB 
49.24
[49.24]
1:58.69
[1:09.45]
3:06.00
[1:07.31]
4:09.38
[1:03.39]
4 10 Olivia HOWELL
Illinois [FR]
4:09.71 Q
 PB 
49.19
[49.19]
1:59.05
[1:09.86]
3:06.48
[1:07.44]
4:09.71
[1:03.24]
5 5 Amaris TYYNISMAA
Alabama [FR]
4:09.80 Q 48.62
[48.62]
1:57.71
[1:09.09]
3:04.66
[1:06.96]
4:09.80
[1:05.14]
6 6 Maudie SKYRING
Florida State [JR]
4:09.83 q
 PB 
49.48
[49.48]
1:58.92
[1:09.44]
3:06.22
[1:07.31]
4:09.83
[1:03.61]
7 2 Krissy GEAR
Arkansas [JR]
4:10.84 q 48.97
[48.97]
1:58.82
[1:09.86]
3:06.39
[1:07.57]
4:10.84
[1:04.46]
8 12 Sarah ANDERSON
Michigan State [SR]
4:13.36
 PB 
49.37
[49.37]
1:59.37
[1:10.01]
3:07.69
[1:08.33]
4:13.36
[1:05.68]
9 11 Kaley RICHARDS
UMass Lowell [SR]
4:13.39
 PB 
49.57
[49.57]
1:59.47
[1:09.90]
3:07.48
[1:08.01]
4:13.39
[1:05.92]
10 9 Kate HUNTER
BYU [JR]
4:13.45
 PB 
49.75
[49.75]
1:59.18
[1:09.43]
3:06.42
[1:07.25]
4:13.45
[1:07.03]
11 1 Presley WEEMS
Auburn [JR]
4:14.61 49.11
[49.11]
1:58.40
[1:09.30]
3:06.15
[1:07.75]
4:14.61
[1:08.47]
12 4 Lotte BLACK
Rhode Island [SR]
4:15.20 49.67
[49.67]
1:59.28
[1:09.61]
3:07.57
[1:08.29]
4:15.20
[1:07.64]

Heat 2

Pl Pos Athlete Time 300m 700m 1100m 1500m
1 8 Ella DONAGHU
Stanford [JR]
4:13.89 Q 50.60
[50.60]
2:03.59
[1:13.00]
3:10.64
[1:07.06]
4:13.89
[1:03.25]
2 9 Danae RIVERS
Penn State [SR]
4:14.06 Q 51.03
[51.03]
2:03.69
[1:12.67]
3:10.61
[1:06.92]
4:14.06
[1:03.46]
3 3 Lauren BERMAN
Virginia Tech [SR]
4:14.36 Q 50.76
[50.76]
2:03.88
[1:13.13]
3:10.75
[1:06.87]
4:14.36
[1:03.61]
4 12 Christina ARAGON
Stanford [JR]
4:14.52 Q 50.86
[50.86]
2:03.45
[1:12.60]
3:10.47
[1:07.02]
4:14.52
[1:04.06]
5 11 Kelsey HARRIS
Indiana [SR]
4:14.65 Q 51.26
[51.26]
2:03.91
[1:12.65]
3:10.92
[1:07.02]
4:14.65
[1:03.73]
6 10 Whittni ORTON
BYU [SR]
4:14.99 50.87
[50.87]
2:03.41
[1:12.54]
3:10.51
[1:07.10]
4:14.99
[1:04.48]
7 7 Madison HEISTERMAN
Washington [JR]
4:15.58 51.11
[51.11]
2:04.25
[1:13.14]
3:10.96
[1:06.72]
4:15.58
[1:04.62]
8 5 Petronela SIMIUC
Toledo [SR]
4:16.64 51.39
[51.39]
2:04.16
[1:12.77]
3:11.57
[1:07.42]
4:16.64
[1:05.07]
9 1 Tori HERMAN
Kentucky [FR]
4:19.56 50.92
[50.92]
2:04.01
[1:13.10]
3:11.89
[1:07.89]
4:19.56
[1:07.68]
10 6 Sami CORMAN
Georgetown [SO]
4:21.16 51.01
[51.01]
2:04.06
[1:13.05]
3:10.79
[1:06.74]
4:21.16
[1:10.38]
11 2 Rachel MCARTHUR
Colorado [JR]
4:22.75 50.54
[50.54]
2:03.82
[1:13.28]
3:11.74
[1:07.92]
4:22.75
[1:11.01]
12 4 Julia HEYMACH
Stanford [JR]
4:24.82 50.65
[50.65]
2:03.64
[1:13.00]
3:10.81
[1:07.18]
4:24.82
[1:14.02]

Women’s steeple: Everyone gets a PR, top six all advance

For everyone other than collegiate leader Courtney Wayment of BYU, it required a personal best to advance to the final in the women’s steeple. Both semifinal heats were fast, with NCAA indoor 5k champion Joyce Kimeli of Auburn pushing the pace and winning the first in a pb of 9:35.57, while Wayment, the NCAA indoor 3k and DMR champ, pushed the pace and closed hard to win the second in 9:32.52, just over a second off of her 2021 collegiate-leading time.

In total, 15 of 23 competitors ran personal bests and nine women broke 9:40, four for the first time. All five of the top seeds by season best advanced comfortably to the final as the top five finishers. The only major casualty was NC State’s Hannah Steelman, the seventh-seeded runner and NCAA 3rd-placer in 2019, who faded to seventh place in heat 1 and missed the final time qualifier by two spots.

Kimeli and Washington senior Katie Rainsberger controlled the pace in the first heat and broke away on the penultimate lap along with Weber State’s Summer Allen. Rainsberger looked content to sit on Kimeli in the final 300 meters and finished second, while Allen was rewarded with a 10+ second pb in 9:37.48 for third.

That wasn’t even the biggest pb of the semifinals, as West Virginia freshman Ceili McCabe improved hers from 9:51 to 9:39 in the second heat to grab a time qualifier. In that heat, Wayment went immediately to the lead along with Furman’s Gabrielle Jennings, and the two set a pace that was nearly identical to heat 1 for the first five laps. With two laps to run, a group of five separated: Wayment, Jennings, Oregon’s Aneta Konieczek, two-time NCAA steeple runner-up Charlotte Prouse, and Air Force’s Mahala Norris. Konieczek unleashed a big move with a lap to go, but Wayment covered it, separating from the other three. Wayment moved past Konieczek on the water jump and blasted down the home stretch to win the heat, while the other three in the group held on for the final auto Q spots.

Here is how the top eight seeds fared:

Athlete Year School SB Result
Courtney Wayment JR BYU 9:31.37 Auto Q; won heat 2
Aneta Konieczek JR Oregon 9:36.74 Auto Q; 2nd in heat 2
Joyce Kimeli JR Auburn 9:37.97 Auto Q; won heat 1
Katie Rainsberger SR Washington 9:38.84 Auto Q; 2nd in heat 1
Charlotte Prouse SR New Mexico 9:39.78 Auto Q; 3rd in heat 2
Gabrielle Jennings SR Furman 9:40.53 Auto Q; 5th in heat 2
Hannah Steelman JR NC State 9:43.08 7th in heat 1, eliminated
Mahala Norris SR Air Force 9:44.10 Auto Q; 4th in heat 2

Heat 1 results

Pl Pos Athlete Time Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Lap4 Lap5 Lap6 Lap7 3000m
1 2 Joyce KIMELI
Auburn [JR]
9:35.57 Q
 PB 
42.25
[42.25]
1:58.64
[1:16.39]
3:16.59
[1:17.96]
4:34.03
[1:17.45]
5:51.85
[1:17.82]
7:09.63
[1:17.78]
8:26.15
[1:16.52]
9:35.57
[1:09.43]
2 8 Katie RAINSBERGER
Washington [SR]
9:36.71 Q
 PB 
42.26
[42.26]
1:58.68
[1:16.42]
3:16.65
[1:17.98]
4:34.25
[1:17.61]
5:52.02
[1:17.78]
7:09.70
[1:17.69]
8:26.22
[1:16.52]
9:36.71
[1:10.50]
3 11 Summer ALLEN
Weber State [SR]
9:37.48 Q
 PB 
43.26
[43.26]
1:59.95
[1:16.70]
3:17.37
[1:17.42]
4:35.29
[1:17.92]
5:52.70
[1:17.42]
7:09.94
[1:17.24]
8:26.45
[1:16.52]
9:37.48
[1:11.03]
4 5 Alissa NIGGEMANN
Wisconsin [SR]
9:41.12 Q
 PB 
42.87
[42.87]
1:59.14
[1:16.27]
3:16.97
[1:17.84]
4:34.88
[1:17.92]
5:52.64
[1:17.76]
7:10.72
[1:18.08]
8:27.83
[1:17.12]
9:41.12
[1:13.30]
5 7 Abby KOHUT-JACKSON
Minnesota [SR]
9:41.20 Q
 PB 
42.66
[42.66]
1:59.10
[1:16.44]
3:17.00
[1:17.91]
4:34.54
[1:17.54]
5:52.30
[1:17.76]
7:10.22
[1:17.92]
8:27.75
[1:17.53]
9:41.20
[1:13.45]
6 9 Olivia MARKEZICH
Notre Dame [FR]
9:42.41 q
 PB 
42.48
[42.48]
1:58.92
[1:16.44]
3:16.83
[1:17.92]
4:34.49
[1:17.67]
5:52.26
[1:17.78]
7:10.55
[1:18.29]
8:28.88
[1:18.33]
9:42.41
[1:13.54]
7 10 Hannah STEELMAN
NC State [JR]
9:46.09 42.27
[42.27]
1:58.82
[1:16.55]
3:16.75
[1:17.94]
4:34.13
[1:17.39]
5:51.90
[1:17.78]
7:09.75
[1:17.85]
8:27.57
[1:17.82]
9:46.09
[1:18.53]
8 1 Judi JONES
Nebraska [SR]
9:58.14 42.71
[42.71]
1:59.43
[1:16.72]
3:17.28
[1:17.86]
4:38.18
[1:20.91]
5:57.74
[1:19.56]
7:18.49
[1:20.75]
8:40.00
[1:21.51]
9:58.14
[1:18.14]
9 6 Alice HILL
Michigan [JR]
10:04.21 42.98
[42.98]
1:59.45
[1:16.47]
3:17.33
[1:17.89]
4:36.03
[1:18.71]
5:56.28
[1:20.26]
7:18.96
[1:22.69]
8:43.19
[1:24.23]
10:04.21
[1:21.03]
10 3 Leah HANLE
Alabama [SR]
10:15.39 42.51
[42.51]
1:59.31
[1:16.81]
3:17.12
[1:17.81]
4:34.82
[1:17.71]
5:56.24
[1:21.43]
7:19.67
[1:23.43]
8:47.71
[1:28.04]
10:15.39
[1:27.69]
11 4 Lauren SAPONE
Notre Dame [SR]
10:23.94 42.77
[42.77]
1:59.66
[1:16.90]
3:17.56
[1:17.90]
4:36.61
[1:19.06]
5:56.45
[1:19.84]
7:24.32
[1:27.87]
8:54.63
[1:30.32]
10:23.94
[1:29.31]
DNS 12 Grace FETHERSTONHAUGH
Oregon State [SO]

Heat 2 results

Pl Pos Athlete Time Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Lap4 Lap5 Lap6 Lap7 3000m
1 11 Courtney WAYMENT
BYU [JR]
9:32.52 Q 41.13
[41.13]
1:58.77
[1:17.65]
3:16.88
[1:18.11]
4:34.36
[1:17.48]
5:51.65
[1:17.29]
7:07.88
[1:16.24]
8:22.45
[1:14.57]
9:32.52
[1:10.07]
2 5 Aneta KONIECZEK
Oregon [JR]
9:34.37 Q
 PB 
41.36
[41.36]
1:59.00
[1:17.64]
3:17.09
[1:18.10]
4:34.59
[1:17.50]
5:51.62
[1:17.04]
7:08.04
[1:16.42]
8:22.34
[1:14.30]
9:34.37
[1:12.03]
3 6 Charlotte PROUSE
New Mexico [SR]
9:37.05 Q
 PB 
41.40
[41.40]
1:59.11
[1:17.72]
3:17.30
[1:18.19]
4:34.78
[1:17.49]
5:51.97
[1:17.19]
7:08.28
[1:16.31]
8:23.49
[1:15.22]
9:37.05
[1:13.56]
4 3 Mahala NORRIS
Air Force [SR]
9:37.53 Q
 PB 
41.45
[41.45]
1:58.98
[1:17.53]
3:16.95
[1:17.97]
4:34.48
[1:17.53]
5:51.88
[1:17.41]
7:08.46
[1:16.59]
8:23.99
[1:15.53]
9:37.53
[1:13.55]
5 1 Gabrielle JENNINGS
Furman [SR]
9:38.88 Q
 PB 
41.21
[41.21]
1:58.76
[1:17.55]
3:16.84
[1:18.09]
4:34.40
[1:17.57]
5:51.84
[1:17.44]
7:08.14
[1:16.31]
8:23.91
[1:15.77]
9:38.88
[1:14.98]
6 12 Ceili MCCABE
West Virginia [FR]
9:39.27 q
 PB 
41.64
[41.64]
1:59.40
[1:17.76]
3:17.46
[1:18.07]
4:34.75
[1:17.29]
5:52.24
[1:17.50]
7:09.60
[1:17.37]
8:27.56
[1:17.97]
9:39.27
[1:11.72]
7 4 Annabelle EASTMAN
George Mason [SO]
9:45.22
 PB 
41.31
[41.31]
1:59.18
[1:17.87]
3:17.23
[1:18.06]
4:35.03
[1:17.80]
5:52.63
[1:17.60]
7:10.37
[1:17.75]
8:28.69
[1:18.32]
9:45.22
[1:16.54]
8 10 Madison BOREMAN
Colorado [SR]
9:49.28 41.72
[41.72]
1:59.27
[1:17.56]
3:17.59
[1:18.32]
4:35.24
[1:17.66]
5:52.95
[1:17.71]
7:11.05
[1:18.10]
8:32.78
[1:21.74]
9:49.28
[1:16.50]
9 9 Sara MUSSELMAN
BYU [JR]
9:55.61
 PB 
41.88
[41.88]
1:59.71
[1:17.84]
3:18.21
[1:18.50]
4:36.92
[1:18.72]
5:56.99
[1:20.07]
7:19.32
[1:22.33]
8:40.47
[1:21.15]
9:55.61
[1:15.14]
10 8 Emma GEE
Temple [SR]
9:56.19
 PB 
41.98
[41.98]
1:59.56
[1:17.59]
3:17.84
[1:18.28]
4:35.40
[1:17.56]
5:53.01
[1:17.62]
7:12.16
[1:19.16]
8:33.77
[1:21.61]
9:56.19
[1:22.42]
11 2 Grace MANCINI
La Salle [SR]
9:56.46 41.55
[41.55]
1:59.51
[1:17.96]
3:17.68
[1:18.18]
4:35.82
[1:18.14]
5:54.20
[1:18.39]
7:14.54
[1:20.35]
8:36.72
[1:22.18]
9:56.46
[1:19.74]
12 7 Angelina ELLIS
Butler [JR]
10:06.78 41.83
[41.83]
1:59.85
[1:18.02]
3:18.30
[1:18.45]
4:37.47
[1:19.18]
5:59.91
[1:22.45]
7:24.31
[1:24.40]
8:47.94
[1:23.63]
10:06.78
[1:18.85]

Quick Take: Wayment will be challenged on Saturday

Wayment had the fastest time of the day and looked good on the final lap while beating Konieczek, but she did not run the fastest last lap of the day — Wayment closed in 70.07, but Kimeli finished in 69.43 in the previous heat. Wayment remains the favorite for Saturday’s final, but with the other top runners making it through and looking good, the win won’t come easy. If Rainsberger, Kimeli, Konieczek, and the experienced Prouse saved something, it could be a heck of a final lap. If Wayment saved something, and with such a deep field of competitors, Courtney Frerichs’ collegiate and meet record from 2016 (9:24.41) could be under threat.

Quick Take: The all-time collegiate top 10 was rewritten today

For a little more context on how fast the times were today, just take a look at the NCAA all-time list. New Mexico’s Charlotte Prouse ran 9:37.05, which puts her #10 all-time — but she was only the fifth-fastest qualifier from the prelims. Expect this list to undergo further revision on Saturday.

NCAA all-time top 10, women’s steeple

Rank Athlete School Time Date
1 Courtney Frerichs New Mexico 9:24.41 6/11/16
2 Jenny Simpson Colorado 9:25.54 6/12/09
3 Emma Coburn Colorado 9:28.26 4/28/13
4 Colleen Quigley Florida State 9:29.32 6/13/15
5 Courtney Wayment BYU 9:31.37 4/30/21
6 Leah Falland Michigan State 9:33.38 6/13/15
7 Aneta Konieczek Oregon 9:34.47 6/10/21
8 Joyce Kimeli Auburn 9:35.57 6/10/21
9 Katie Rainsberger Washington 9:36.71 6/10/21
10 Charlotte Prouse New Mexico 9:37.05 6/10/21

Women’s 800: NCAA indoor champ Aaliyah Miller goes home as a wide-open final is set

With NCAA record holder Athing Mu running the 400, the women’s 800 title was up for grabs, with 11 women running 2:01 or faster in 2021. Simple math says, at most, only eight of them could make Saturday’s final, which made for a fascinating set of prelims today.

In the end, three of the top seven seeds based on 2021 sb were knocked out, with NCAA indoor champ Aaliyah Miller of Baylor the biggest casualty. Running in the third heat — easily the toughest as it featured three of the five fastest women this year — Miller looked to be fine for the first 700m. For most of that time, she was right next to the top seed, Michaela Meyer of Virginia (2:00.40 pb), and they held the top two qualifying spots coming off the final turn.

Wilkinson looked good in winning heat 3

But Miller was no match for Florida’s Gabrielle Wilkinson, the SEC 1500 champ, over the final 100, as Wilkinson went wide to sprint past Miller and Meyer to win the heat in 2:03.50. Meyer hung on for the second and final auto spot behind her, just edging out BYU’s Anna Camp, who had run a pb of 4:09 less than 90 minutes earlier to make the 1500 final (Camp missed the final time qualifier by .07).

Two of the three time qualifiers came from heat 1, which went out in a quick 58.04 thanks to Arkansas’ Shafiqua Maloney, the 3rd-placer at NCAA indoors. Georgia’s Amber Tanner came on strong in that one, using a big move at 500 meters to pull away and win in 2:01.82, the fastest time of the day. Maloney’s strategy paid off as she was able to get the third and final time qualifier to the final. It’s also worth noting that a collision at the 250m mark  between LSU’s Katy-Ann McDonald and Richmond’s Brooke Fazio had an impact on the results of heat 1. Both women went down, and Cal State-Fullerton’s Samantha Huerta was forced to go wide, losing momentum, meaning that it became, in effect, a five-person race over the last lap.

Here is how the top eight seeds fared:

Athlete Year School SB Result
Michaela Meyer SR Virginia 2:00.40 Auto Q; 2nd in heat 3
Aaliyah Miller JR Baylor 2:00.69i 4th in heat 3, eliminated
Laurie Barton JR Clemson 2:00.70 Auto Q; 2nd in heat 1
Shafiqua Maloney SR Arkansas 2:01.22i Time qualifier; 4th in heat 1
McKenna Keegan SR Villanova 2:01.25 5th in heat 3, eliminated
Lindsey Butler SO Virginia Tech 2:01.32 Auto Q; 2nd in heat 2
Aurora Rynda SO Michigan 2:01.35 5th in heat 1, eliminated
Amber Tanner SR Georgia 2:01.36 Auto Q; won heat 1

Heat 1 results

Pl Pos Athlete Time 400m 800m
1 2 Amber TANNER
Georgia [SR]
2:01.82 Q 58.19
[58.19]
2:01.82
[1:03.64]
2 5 Laurie BARTON
Clemson [JR]
2:02.25 Q 58.42
[58.42]
2:02.25
[1:03.83]
3 4 Claire SEYMOUR
BYU [SO]
2:02.58 q
 PB 
58.56
[58.56]
2:02.58
[1:04.02]
4 6 Shafiqua MALONEY
Arkansas [SR]
2:03.88 q 58.04
[58.04]
2:03.88
[1:05.85]
5 8 Aurora RYNDA
Michigan [SO]
2:04.91 58.78
[58.78]
2:04.91
[1:06.14]
6 3 Samantha HUERTA
Cal St. Fullerton [SR]
2:06.73 59.79
[59.79]
2:06.73
[1:06.95]
7 7 Katy-Ann MCDONALD
LSU [SO]
2:13.07 1:01.91
[1:01.91]
2:13.07
[1:11.17]
8 9 Brooke FAZIO
Richmond [JR]
2:15.90 1:03.90
[1:03.90]
2:15.90
[1:12.00]

Heat 2 results

Pl Pos Athlete Time 400m 800m
1 6 Sarah HENDRICK
Kennesaw State [SO]
2:03.17 Q 59.96
[59.96]
2:03.17
[1:03.21]
2 8 Lindsey BUTLER
Virginia Tech [SO]
2:03.53 Q 59.71
[59.71]
2:03.53
[1:03.82]
3 3 Avi’ Tal WILSON-PERTEETE
UNLV [JR]
2:03.65 q
 SB 
59.46
[59.46]
2:03.65
[1:04.20]
4 5 Kaytlyn LARSON
Oklahoma State [SR]
2:04.29
 PB 
59.92
[59.92]
2:04.29
[1:04.38]
5 7 Kayla JOHNSON
Miami (Fla.) [JR]
2:04.92 59.42
[59.42]
2:04.92
[1:05.50]
6 4 Astrid ROSVALL
UC Santa Barbara [SR]
2:05.14 1:00.76
[1:00.76]
2:05.14
[1:04.39]
7 9 Stephanie MOSS
Oklahoma State [FR]
2:05.95 1:00.71
[1:00.71]
2:05.95
[1:05.25]
8 2 Wilma NIELSEN
Bradley [FR]
2:07.78 1:00.92
[1:00.92]
2:07.78
[1:06.87]

Heat 3 results

Pl Pos Athlete Time 400m 800m
1 8 Gabrielle WILKINSON
Florida [SO]
2:03.50 Q 1:02.41
[1:02.41]
2:03.50
[1:01.09]
2 5 Michaela MEYER
Virginia [SR]
2:03.63 Q 1:02.03
[1:02.03]
2:03.63
[1:01.60]
3 7 Anna CAMP
BYU [SR]
2:03.95 1:02.27
[1:02.27]
2:03.95
[1:01.68]
4 6 Aaliyah MILLER
Baylor [JR]
2:04.26 1:02.08
[1:02.08]
2:04.26
[1:02.18]
5 4 McKenna KEEGAN
Villanova [SR]
2:04.48 1:02.22
[1:02.22]
2:04.48
[1:02.27]
6 3 Sivan AUERBACH
Oklahoma State [FR]
2:06.27 1:02.45
[1:02.45]
2:06.27
[1:03.83]
7 9 Gemma FINCH
Troy [SR]
2:06.90 1:02.42
[1:02.42]
2:06.90
[1:04.48]
8 2 Kristie SCHOFFIELD
Boise State [JR]
2:07.20 1:02.58
[1:02.58]
2:07.20
[1:04.62]

Quick Take: Good luck picking a winner for the final

We said yesterday that six of the eight men in the 800 final have a legitimate shot to win it. The women’s race is even more open, as all eight women could become the champion. The final time qualifier, Shafiqua Maloney, was 3rd indoors, and the second-to-last time qualifier, Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete of UNLV, was 3rd at the last outdoor champs. Top seed Meyer auto-qualified but Wilkinson looked the stronger of the two in heat 3.

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