On the second day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Yale sophomore Kate Grace competed against the best collegiate athletes in the country in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. Grace qualified for the semifinals by placing 16th out of the field of 27 in the preliminary round on Wednesday with an outdoor personal record of 2:05.82. Grace finished eighth in the semifinal heat, earning her 17th place overall.
The NCAA Track and Field Championships opened with huge crowds on Wednesday at the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field, and the Bulldogs were not left out. Yale sophomore Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.), an All-American in the 800-meter run indoors this winter, is on her way to earning that honor outdoors as well. Grace passed through the preliminary round of the Championships with an outdoor personal best that placed her 16th among the 27 competitors and earned her a seat in Thursday's semifinals.
This week, the track season will finally come to a close for the nation's top athletes. The University of Arkansas will host the NCAA Championships on the John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. starting on Wednesday. Yale sophomore Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) will be competing against the country's best 800-meter athletes in this prestigious meet.
As the NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championship opened on Friday at North Carolina A&T State University, sophomore Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) blazed through the competition to end the day with the fastest preliminary time in the 800-meter run. She easily qualified for the finals in the event, which will be held on Saturday.