Ex-Lobo Frerichs wins her steeplechase heat

Former University of New Mexico standout Courtney Frerichs won her heat in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday to clinch a spot in the final. Frerichs won the second of three heats in 9 minutes, 19.34 seconds, the fourth fastest time of all qualifying runners. She will compete for a medal in the final on Wednesday at 5 a.m. MT. Frerichs is the American record holder in the event, 9:00.85

Adva Cohen, also a UNM alum, finished 14th in the third heat, finishing in 10:05.95 and did not qualify for the final.

OTHER NM CONNECTIONS: Rachel Dincoff, volunteer track and field coach at New Mexico State, finished 27th of 31 competitors in the women’s discus qualifying held Saturday morning. Her best throw was 56.22 meters; American teammate Valarie Allman had the longest toss in qualifying (66.42 meters). Of the other Aggie-connected Olympians, incoming freshman swimmer Lina Khiyara competed in 200-meter freestyle qualifying but did not advance, and pro golfer Alena Sharp begins the four-round individual stroke play session on Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. MT.

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