Juniors Kendra Harrison and Leah Nugent each advanced Wednesday to the women's 400 meter hurdle finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Harrison posted a day-best time of 55.56. Nugent's time of 57.15 was seventh best out of eight qualifiers.
The finals are scheduled for 4:41 (local time) Friday.
Other notables from Wednesday's events:
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■ Men's 800m (semis): UK junior Keffri Neal's time of 1:49.30 was best in his heat and earned him a spot in Friday's finals.
■ Men's 10,000m (finals): Oregon Edward Cheserek, a freshman, won with a time of 28:30.18. Louisville junior Tyler Byrne placed 19th with a finish of 30:26.49.
■ Men's 400m hurdles (semis): Louisville junior Calvin Arsenault was last overall with a 53.41.
■ Men's 4x100m relay (semis): Western Kentucky advanced to Saturday's finals with a time of 39.18, best in their heat and fifth best overall.
■ Men's pole vault (finals): Mississippi junior Sam Kendricks took top honors with 5.70m.
■ Men's shot put (finals): Ryan Crouser, a Texas junior, won with a mark of 21.12m.
■ Women's 100m (semis): UK junior Dezerea Bryant scratched because of a foot injury.
■ Women's 400m (semis): Kentucky junior Angelica Whaley was last overall with a 54.55.
■ Women's 4x100m relay (semis): Kentucky and Western Kentucky each failed to advance, placing 18th and 19th respectively.
■ Women's long jump (finals): Oregon sophomore Jenna Prandini won with a mark of 6.55m. Sha'Keela Saunders, a UK freshman, placed second with a 6.43 while fellow Wildcat Kenyattia Hackworth, a junior, placed 23rd with a 5.97. U of L sophomore Brittany Owens placed 10th with a 6.18.
■ Women's hammer throw (finals): Julia Ratcliffe ( Princeton) won with a mark of 66.88m. Jessica Ramsey (Western Ky.) and Beckie Famurewa (UK) placed 14th and 21st respectively.
■ Women's javelin (finals): Florida junior Fawn Miller topped the field of 24 with a mark of 58.13.