GREENSBORO, N.C. - Both Yale runners made it through the first round of their respective events Thursday at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by North Carolina A&T. Senior Claudia Duncan's time of 54.03 in the 400-meter dash advanced her to the quarterfinals, which take place Friday at 5:45 p.m. Junior Kate Grace's time of 2:08.51 in the 800-meter run also advanced her to the quarterfinals, which take place Friday at 6:45 p.m.
The quarterfinals include the top 24 runners from the first round. The top 12 finishers automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships June 9-12 in Portland, Ore.