UC Davis clue & acreage standout Erinn Beattie will attempt in an Aggie compatible at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships in the women’s heptathlon, attractive for a atom on Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, in September.
Beattie was accustomed into USA’s due to her academy record-setting achievement at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships, area she accomplished fifth all-embracing with 5,924 points. The USATF Outdoor Championships, like the 2020 Olympic standards, accept an automated condoning accepted of 6,200 points, but alone three women in the US accept hit that mark this year, consistent in the abutting 11 best array earning an accepting into the meet.
Prior to the NCAA Championships, Beattie had austere the auto-qualifying accepted of 1.85m (6-00.75) in the women’s aerial jump at the Bryan Clay Multi accommodated in April but adopted not to attempt in favor of the heptathlon.
The heptathlon is appointed to alpha on Saturday, with the 100m, hurdles alpha at 9:30 a.m. A heptathlon starts with the 100m hurdles, followed by the aerial jump, attempt put, and the 200m on day one, with day two featuring the continued jump, javelin, and the 800m, all in that order.
The women’s heptathlon is accent by accustomed names from the 2019 NCAA season, led by Texas’ first-ever NCAA Champion in the event, Ashtin Zamzow. Zamzow charcoal the alone bookish amateur to account over 6,200 credibility this year, as she won the civic appellation with 6,222 points. Additionally in antagonism will be Michelle Atherley (Miami), Hope Bender (UC Santa Barbara), Jordan Gray (Kennesaw State), and Lauren Taubert (Kansas State), who represent all American competitors who accomplished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships in June.
Two added UC Davis alums are additionally in activity this week, with Raquel Lambdin in the women’s 1500m, and Kim Conley in the women’s 5000m.
Lambdin, a 2015 UC Davis graduate, competed on Thursday, bridge 16th overall. Her 4:16.80 time was acceptable for sixth in a actual fast heat, but was aloof abbreviate of earning one of the three time-qualifying spots into Saturday’s final.
Conley, a backstab Olympian, accelerating from UC Davis in 2009 and is set to attempt in the 5000m on Saturday at 6:42 p.m.
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