From the desk of Sean O'Sullivan
Wyoming Athletic Department
SACRAMENTO – Jerayah Davis’ stellar weekend continued on Friday, as she claimed her second spot in the NCAA National Championships, adding the 100-meter dash to her invite list the day after she qualified for the championships in two weeks in the long jump.
“Jerayah continued her phenomenal senior season (Friday night) with a great race in the 100 meters,” said head track & field coach Bryan Berryhill. “She has been focused all year on making the NCAA Championships, and for her to achieve that goal in multiple events is very impressive. We are extremely proud of her and look forward to seeing what she can accomplish in Austin.”
In the national quarterfinals of the 100m dash, Davis finished third in her heat with a time of 11.35 to earn the automatic qualifier to the national championships. Even if she didn’t finish top three in her heat, her time would have been fast enough to advance, as the cutoff was 11.40.
Davis joins teammate Ja’la Henderson as recent Cowgirls to compete at the national championships in multiple events, and Henderson advanced in both the long jump and triple jump last season.
Davis is the school record holder in both of the events in which she will compete at the national championships. Her career best marks of 11.18 in the 100-meter dash and 21 feet, 2.5 inches in the long jump were both set on the same day earlier this season.
The action continued for Wyoming in the steeplechase, and Kacey Doner placed 34th in the women’s race with a time of 10:24.64, while Harry Ewing finished 22nd in the men’s race with a time of 8:55.13.
The NCAA West Preliminary continues tomorrow, with the men’s and women’s triple jump, and the women’s 4x100m relay. Henderson will kick off Wyoming’s day in the triple jump at 4 p.m.