Jones advances in 100-meter hurdles, Mecke falls just short in 800 meters
· Day 2 results
AUSTIN — Senior Jessica Jones advanced in the 100-meter hurdles on Friday eveining at the NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds, but redshirt junior Dana Mecke's quest for a spot in next month's national meet 800m semifinals came to an end at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
|Senior Jessica Jones (left) advanced in the 100-meter hurdles, while redshirt junior Dana Mecke recorded her third consecutive personal best in the 800m on Friday.|
Jones moved into the quarterfinals with her time of 13.69 in the fourth heat. The three-time Southland Conference Champion will run in the first of three quarterfinals at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mecke missed out on her chance to advance to Eugene, Ore., but it wasn't due to lack of effort. The Bulverde native ran a 2:07.44 (17th place) for her third consecutive personal record in the event and that was the second-best performance in school history. The string of career bests began with her Southland Conference on May 16 (2:08.36) and continued on Thursday night in the opening round (2:08.14).
The three-day meet concludes on Saturday.