The Virginia Tech Women’s Track & Field team is currently in Des Moines,
IA competing for the National Championship. However, they’ll have to do so
without their top runner. Queen Harrison pulled her hamstring while running a
leg of the 4X400 meter relay on Wednesday and will be out for the remainder of
loss of Harrison is big. In the East Regional earlier this month, Harris set the
Virginia Tech and East Regional records in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. She
was Tech’s best chance at an individual National Championship this year, but
she’ll be out for the remainder of the meet.
However, other Hokies are doing well for themselves so far. Tasmin Fanning
currently stands in third place in the 5,000 meters, with the finals being held
on Friday. Erin Mahony and Kelly Phillips also advanced to the finals of the
Women’s Pole Vault.
Brittany Pryor and Kristen Callan qualified for the finals of the hammer
throw, with a seventh and tenth place finish respectively in preliminaries. The
finals of the hammer throw will also be on Friday.
Sherlenia Green has advanced to the semifinals of the 400 meters. She’ll
compete in that event later today with the hopes of advancing to the finals.
On the men’s side, two competitors have advanced to the finals in their
events. Matej Muza is eighth in the hammer throw so far, earning himself a spot
in the finals. Yavjeniy Olhovsky is also in the finals of the pole vault.