Watch Saturday’s finals from 1-3 p.m. on CBS; 100m hurdles scheduled for 2:09 p.m. ET
DES MOINES, Iowa – Ohio State All-Americans Christina Manning and Letecia Wright advanced to the 100m hurdle national championships with outstanding semifinal efforts Thursday evening at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Competing in heat two, Manning (time of 12.92) and Wright (13.01) posted the second and third-fastest semifinal times among the field of 24, finishing 1-2 in their eight person section in the process. Heat one winner Nia Ali of USC ran the top time of the day, crossing the finish line in a blistering time of 12.82.
Manning and Wright will join Ali and five additional competitors in Saturday’s championship race, scheduled for 2:09 p.m. ET. The race will be televised live on CBS.
In other day two action from Des Moines, junior Madison McNary closed her inaugural season wearing the Scarlet and Gray with a 21st-place time of 23.71 in the 200m semifinals, good for Honorable Mention All-American honors.
Joining McNary as an Honorable All-American is Ashley Galbraith, who wrapped up her junior campaign in fine fashion, placing 18th overall in the high jump at 1.76m (5-9.25). Virginia’s Brigetta Barrett won the national title by clearing the bar at 1.86m (6-1.25).