Washington State’s Chandler Teigen qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinal in the men’s 1,500 meters during the NCAA West Preliminary track and field meet Thursday in Sacramento, California.
Teigen finished in 3 minutes, 46.30 seconds, the third-best time in the second heat. The top five finishers in each of four heats and the next four-fastest times moved on.
Gonzaga men’s 1,500 runners Mason Villarma, Scott Kopczynski and Brandon Pollard did not advance out of their heats. Villarma (3:49.09) had the best time.
- Whitworth’s Kayla Leland and Marissa Mount won their women’s 3,000 steeplechase heats at the NCAA Division III Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Leland, the No. 1 seed, won her heat in 10:41.12 seconds. Mount won her heat in 10:47.60. Both advance as top seeds to Sunday’s final. Whitworth’s Nick McGill (3,465 points) stands fifth in the decathlon after the first day. In the heptathlon, the Pirates’ Isabel Clark (2,699) is in eighth place and Sarah Cool (2,613) is in 11th.
Washington State’s Michaela Bayerlova and Idaho’s Marianna Petrie saw their seasons end during the round of 32 at the NCAA Singles Championship in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Bayerlova, a freshman ranked No. 23 nationally, lost to Pepperdine’s Ashley Lahey 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the second round. Lahey held serve at 4-4 in the final set and broke Bayerlova (28-6) to clinch the win.
Petrei, a junior ranked 31st in the country, lost to seventh-seeded Ena Shibahara of UCLA 6-2, 6-4. Shibahara, last year’s Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, qualified for her second consecutive round of 16.
Petrei led the second set 4-1 but dropped the final five games.
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