Sunday, June 10, 2007

NCAA Track & Field Championship Update

We're back from Sacramento for the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Betsey's event was scheduled for Thursday at 6PM but was postponed till about 7:45PM. Her first throw of three during the meet was 157'8" which is her best throw ever. This throw broke the school (Southeastern State University) record that Betsey has held for the last few years. Up till the third throw, she was in the running for finals but two girls threw a little farther knocking her to 14th place. The top 12 went to the finals on Saturday morning and the top 10 United States athletes are considered All American. She missed this title by one person. Even though she didn't make the finals or All American, her throw qualifed her to compete in the USA Championsips in Indianapolis in a couple of weeks. Only 18 athletes from the javelin are able to go to this competition. She hasn't decided whether she will attend this meet or not. This is an individual competition and would not be sponsored by the university. We were very excited about her performance at the meet. She went in ranked at 27th place and placed 14th with a personal best throw.

Here is a link to the article the local paper ran before we left and the update after we returned.


AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Yay, Betsy!!!!!!!!!!

MorningSong said...

That is fabulous!! I know you are proud!