Harrison Dominates NCAA Championships

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Virginia Tech track & field star Queen Harrison became the first woman to
win the National Championship in both the 400m and 100m hurdles over the
weekend. She led a women’s track & field team that finished fifth
nationally, while the men’s team finished 10th.

Harrison won the 400m hurdles on Friday night, posting a time of 54.55
seconds, which was a school record. She followed that up on Saturday by taking
home the 100m hurdle championship with a time of 12.67 seconds. It was the first
time in NCAA history that one woman has capture the championship in both events.

With the two wins over the weekend, Harrison has now captured three national championships this year. She also won the 60m hurdles during the Indoor season.

Harrison wasn’t the only Tech track & field performer to have a good
weekend. Senior Kristi Castlin finished fourth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13 seconds flat. She collected All-American honors for the seventh time as a result, and that number sets a new Virginia Tech record.

The men’s team also had an excellent weekend, finishing 10th nationally. They were led by Alexander Zeigler and Marcel Lomnicky, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the hammer throw. Here’s a complete look at how the Hokies performed over the weekend.

Hokies
at the NCAA Championships
Men
Athlete Event Place

Jared Jodon

Pole Vault
7th

Yavgeniy Olhovsky

Pole Vault
8th

Alexander Zeigler

Hammer Throw
2nd

Marcel Lomnicky

Hammer Throw
3rd

Igor Misljenovik

Shot Put
14th

Will Mulherin

5,000m
5th
Women
Athlete Event Place

Queen Harrison

100m Hurd.
1st

Queen Harrison

400m Hurd.
1st

Kristi Castlin

100m Hurd.
4th

Dorotea Habazin

Hammer Throw
2nd

 

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