Relays impress to qualify for Saturday’s final at NCAA Championships

Relays impress to qualify for Saturday’s final at NCAA Championships

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The women's 4x100- and men's 4x400-meter relays impressed at the first day of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Briana Artis, Maysha Foster, Evelina Sloboh and Rakiya Taylor had the fastest time in the preliminaries of the event. The quartet finished the race in 46.58 seconds, a new school and conference record. The Wolverines finished almost a fourth of a second faster than the second-place team.

The men's 4x400-meter team of Thomas Kalieta Jr., TySean Cousar, Dominic McAnulty and John Heriot registered the second-fastest time in the prelims with a time of 3:10.45, a school and conference record.

Both teams will run in Saturday's finals looking to win the national championship and achieve All-American status. The women's 4x1 will start at 1:05 p.m. while the men's 4x4 begins at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Kaileta and Roland Attoh-Okine will compete tomorrow in the second day of the national meet. Attoh-Okine will run at 4:10 p.m. in the 110-meter hurdle prelims and Kalieta will compete at 5:15 p.m. in the 400-meter dash prelims.