Women's Track and Field registers three NCAA provisional marks at Alex Wilson Invitational
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The top-ranked University of Texas women's track and field squad collected three NCAA provisional marks Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational in the University of Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center. The two-day event is one of several "last chance meets" held around the country this weekend, where student-athletes have one final opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
Five Longhorns charted three provisional marks, and each competitor registered a personal best. Leading the way was senior LaTashia Kerr (Houston, Texas), who clocked 53.42 in the 400 meters for third place, a NCAA provisional mark and a personal best. Freshman Alexandria Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) added a personal best and a provisional mark in the 400 meters, placing fourth in 53.63. Kerr and Anderson easily topped the NCAA provisional standard of 54.40.
Freshman Katara Rosby (Baton Rouge, La.) added the final UT NCAA provisional mark of the day with a personal-best time of 2:08.20 in the 800 meters. Kerr, Anderson and Rosby are not guaranteed NCAA berths in their respective events, although they have positioned themselves to receive NCAA invitations by earning provisional marks.
Senior Dee Dee Cortez (Mission, Texas) and sophomore Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind.) also added personal bests in the 800 meters but fell just shy of reaching the NCAA provisional standard of 2:09.00. Cortez clocked 2:09.04, while Kincy timed 2:10.39.
The Longhorns now will set their sets on the NCAA Indoor Championships, set for March 10 and 11 at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center.