Texas’ Haley Crouser qualified for the NCAA Championships in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminaries at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday.
Crouser had the seventh-best distance of the day at 168 feet, 7 inches. The back-to-back Big 12 champion will attempt to attain All-America status in back-to-back years at the NCAA Championships.
UT’s Alex Rogers and Sam Worley each qualified for the men’s 1,500-meter quarterfinals, set for Saturday. Rogers and Worley were virtually tied, finishing 0.01 seconds apart. Rogers posted a time of 3 minutes, 45.10 seconds, and Worley clocked in at 3:45.11.
The Longhorns’ Ariel Jones and Mariam Abdul-Rashid qualified for Friday’s quarterfinals in the 400-meter hurdles. Jones finished eighth in the prelims, and Abdul-Rashid was 20th.
Teahna Daniels ran the 100 meters in 11.29 to qualify for Friday’s quarterfinals. She was fifth in prelims.
In the women’s 400, Zola Golden and Serenity Douglas qualified for the quarterfinals with times of 52.95 and 53.28.
Gabby Crank also ran in a quarterfinal Friday in the 800 meters. She finished Thursday’s first round in 2:07.24.