After handily winning her preliminary heat in the 800m last night in Austin, Texas, Samantha Murphy returned to Mike A. Myers Stadium and did it all over again. Not even a three hour rain delay seemed to throw Murphy off her game as she claimed victory again in her quarterfinal heat with a new personal best time 2:03.88. Sam’s time was also the fastest time laid down on the wet track tonight.
With the NCAA Championships set for two weeks time in Eugene, Oregon, Murphy will be undoubtedly be looking to improve upon both her new personal best and her fourth place finish from March’s indoor championships. Sam will toe the line in the semi-final on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30pm eastern. The final is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at 8:20pm eastern.
Competing tomorrow at the NCAA Division III Championships, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin is triple jumper Divya Biswal. The sophomore at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY is scheduled to jump at 4:20pm eastern. Biswal, who was a silver medalist at the indoor championships in March, is coming off a seasonal best effort last week at the East Coast Athletic Conference Championships where she bounded out to 12.01m.
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