Three Hepsters Advance

Posted: 25 June by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

The U.S. Track & Field Nationals got underway at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, late yesterday afternoon and three Ivy women qualified into the next round of their events.

Former Brown Bear Anna Pierce, running for Nike, easily sailed through in the 1,500-meter run with her time of 4:11.82 serving as the second-fastest on the day, just one-tenth of a second behind Erin Donahue. Pierce and Donahue will battle it out in the final on Saturday afternoon.

Former Cornell All-American Morgan Uceny made it through the first round of the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:02.39. As one of the favorites in the event, she will look to advanced to the finals in tonight’s semifinal.

Rising Columbia junior Sharay Hale advanced to the semifinals in the 400-meter dash, recording a 53.51. Hale — who has gone sub-53 this spring — will need to run faster than that later today to advance to the finals in the event.

Another Columbia undergraduate, Jeff Moriarty, just missed advancing in the men’s 800-meter run. His time of 1:48.23 was less than a tenth-second from moving forward.

The official results from the USATF Nationals can be found here.

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