(Neb)-Gorsuch Reaches Finals In 60 Hurdles With School Record
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Chadron State College senior Tessa Gorsuch ran a 60 meter hurdles qualifier in 8.47 seconds on Friday at the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, in the Eagles' only competition of the day.
Her first-ever sub-8.5 finish in the event eclipsed her own personal best of 8.50 seconds, which is also the Chadron State record. Gorsuch won her heat, and in the process, ran the third-fastest time in the preliminary round.
Other qualifiers for Saturday's finals in the hurdles include returning runner-up Altoniece Williams of Minnesota State, and returning All-Americans Karel Ziketh of Benedict University and Karrington Seals of Wayne State University (Mich.).
Notably missing from the field are the two top-ranked runners in the event during the season, Emily Dearman of Pittsburg State and University of Mary's Tonie Pandohie. Dearman competed in the hurdles preliminary after completing four of the five elements in the pentathlon, and went on to be crowned champion in the multi-event later in the day.
Only four of the seven ranked in front of Gorsuch in the seasonal lists made the final.
Gorsuch will compete in the women's 60 meter hurdles final at 2:15 p.m. CT Saturday, following the start of the day's first event, the women's shot put. Herl will compete in the shot at 1:30, and Reuwsaat's 60 meter dash bid will commence at 2:45.
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