Robison advances to NCAA Championships, Men's Track and Field qualifies six for finals at NCAA Midwest Region
NORMAN, Okla. -- Junior Brian Robison (Splendora, Texas) advanced to the NCAA Championships in the shot put on the first day of the NCAA Midwest Regionals on Friday. He finished third in the event with a throw of 61-2. The Texas men also qualified five athletes and the 4x100-meter relay for the finals on Saturday. The top five finishers in each event advance to the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. on June 8-11.
The 4x100-meter relay team of juniors Michael Huff (Irving, Texas), Ronald Hill (Walnut, Calif.), Quincy Boles (Harker Heights, Texas) and freshman De'Shun Bayne (Fort Worth, Texas) used a season-best 39.67 to advance to the finals on Saturday.
Freshman Leonel Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) was the top qualifier in the 1,500 meters behind a time of 3:46.37. Senior Ryan Ponsonby (Denton, Texas) followed closely behind in 3:47.08, the second-best time of the day. Freshman Kyle Miller (Katy, Texas) also qualified for the 1,500-meter final. Other men's qualifiers included freshman Hamza Deyaf (Plano, Texas), who ran a personal-best time of 50.89 in the 400-meter hurdles, and Boles in the 100 meters (10.51).
The second day of action at the NCAA Midwest Regionals will continue on Saturday, May 28.
* - qualified for final on Saturday, May 28