Crawford Runs Big Lifetime-Best In Final Indoor Qualifier
March 5, 2011
Scott Crawford had a huge race on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, IN as he ran a lifetime-best in the 800m to finish fourth overall. His time of 1:48.74 was just .74 seconds shy of the NCAA auto time standard and improved on his previous best of 1:50.28. That time ranks 22nd in the NCAA this season and the Bruins will have to wait and see if Crawford will be invited to Nationals.
Crawford also had a big race running the anchor leg of the distance medley relay on Friday night. The team of Cory Primm (1:46.9), Philip MacQuitty (2:57.7), Karlton Rolle (48.9) and Crawford (4:01.07) finished eighth overall with a season-best time of 9:34.78. That time ranks 17th in the NCAA this season and UCLA will be in wait-and-see mode as to whether they make Nationals or not.
In Seattle, at the UW Final Qualifier, Taylor Hobson cleared a lifetime-best of 6-11.50 in the high jump to finish second overall. Greg Woepse tied for third in the pole vault (17-1.75), while Casey DiCesare tied for eighth (16-8).
The Bruins will not wait to see who has made it to NCAAs. Primm has already punched his ticket in the 800m with his automatic qualifying time of 1:47.31. Faldermeyer is also set for NCAAs as he stands tied for 13th in the nation (68-2.25. Jonathan Clark will also head to NCAAs as he is 12th in the NCAA in the triple jump (52-9.50).
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