Oregon freshman Jordan Hasay qualified for her first NCAA Championships with a ninth-place showing Saturday in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA West Regional meet in Austin, Texas.
The former Mission Prep star was one of three Oregon runners to finish in the top 12 and qualify for the NCAA Championships set for June 9-12 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
The top 12 finishers in each event advance to the NCAA Championships.
Hasay went out to an early lead in her heat of the 1,500 and then eased up near the end but was easily in the top five of her heat to clinch an automatic qualifying spot. She finished in 4 minutes, 19.95 seconds.
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The top time was turned in by Kansas’ Lauren Bonds, who ran 4:15.98.
Cal Poly’s Whitney Sisler will be making her first trip to the NCAA Championships after tying for seventh in the women’s high jump with a personal-record 5 feet, 111⁄4 inches. Her previous best was 5-103⁄4.
The top 11 qualifiers all cleared 5-111⁄4. The top six finishers had no misses, and Sisler and UC Santa Barbara’s Jane Doolittle had one miss to tie for seventh.
Sisler cleared three heights, including 5-111⁄4, on her first attempt. Her one miss came at 5-10.
Cal Poly’s Jasmine Pickett, who qualified for the NCAA meet in the women’s triple jump, was unable to do so Saturday. She finished 36th in the 48-woman field with a best of 39-6.
In the men’s 5,000-meter run, Cal Poly’s Joe Gatel did not finish.