University of Wyoming senior Jerayah Davis has now qualified in two events for the NCAA National Championships.
On Saturday, Davis added the 100-meter dash after earning a spot in the long jump Thursday for the national meet.
“Jerayah continued her phenomenal senior season this evening with a great race in the 100 meters,” UW coach Bryan Berrryhill said. “She has been focused all year on making the NCAA Championships, and for her to achieve that goal in multiple events is very impressive.”
Davis finished third in her heat in the 100 preliminaries in 11.35 seconds to earn the automatic qualifier to the national championships. Even if she didn’t finish top three in her heat, her time would have been fast enough to advance with the cutoff at 11.40.
Davis joins teammate Ja’la Henderson as recent Cowgirls to compete at the national championships in multiple events. Henderson advanced in both the long jump and triple jump last season.
Davis owns the school record in both of the events she will compete at the national championships. Her career best marks of 11.18 in the 100 and 21 feet, 2½ inches in the long jump were both set on the same day earlier this season.
Senior Kacey Doner placed 34th in the women’s steeplechase race in 10:24.64 and sophomore Harry Ewing was 22nd in the men’s race in 8:55.13.
Late Thursday night, Christopher Henry moved up six spots from where he was seeded in the 10,000 and finished 39th in 30:08.59.
The NCAA West Preliminary continues today for the Cowboys and Cowgirls with the men’s and women’s triple jump, and the women’s 4x100 relay. Henderson will kick off UW’s day in the triple jump at 4 p.m. MDT.