EUGENE, Ore. — The University of New Mexico track and field team’s Charlotte Prouse has advanced to the final round of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships after running a personal-best mark of 9 minutes, 37.05 seconds in Thursday’s semifinal round. Prouse finished third in her heat and fifth overall. The final is Saturday at 4:24 p.m. MT.
Lobos Jamari Drake and Amelia Mazza-Downie will also be competing on Saturday in the high jump and 5,000 meters, respectively. Women’s high jump is tabbed to start at 3:30 p.m. MT, and the 5,000 at 5:55 p.m. MT.
Prouse started off hot and sat in the top-five in her heat through the entirety of the race. In the last two laps, Prouse made a move to fourth place before kicking it once more in the final lap for a third-place finish. She will be pursuing her first national championship in the race after finishing as runner-up in the last two Championships.