The Owls Will Be Represented By 3 in Track and 1 in the Field
May 24, 2021 –
The Temple Owls have four athletes competing in the NCAA Outdoor Eastern Preliminary Championship in Florida. The number represents a program record for the number of athletes who qualified for the meet. Three distance runners and a field athlete wear the Cherry and White in the Championships.
Emma Gee and Grace Moore qualified for the meet in distance running events. Gee will run in the 3000 meter Steeplechase and Moore runs in the 5000 meters event. Fellow distance runner Alanna Lally will be on the starting line in the 800 meters. Aisha Brown qualified for the High Jump. Gee, Moore, and Lally set the school record in their individual event.
Gee set the program best time of 10:11.48 in the 3000 meter Steeplechase in April. Her personal-best is 10:04.84 set in the 2019 Western Preliminary while at BYU. Gee took second place in the event at the American Outdoor Championships.
Lally has a school best time of 2:04.62 set in the North Florida Invite. The time is the outdoor program record at this distance. There will be 6 heats in the event with the top qualifiers competing in the quarterfinal round to days later.
Moore competes in the 5000 meters. She set the program record time of 15:47.98 at the Raleigh Relays. The mark is the 12th fastest time in the Eastern Region.
In the field Aisha Brown qualified in the High Jump with a height of 1.75 meters. The jump earned her a first place finish at the Raleigh Relays. Her personal best is 1.82 meters in the 2018 American Outdoor Championships.
The events will take place on Thursday, May 27 and Saturday, May 29. For those who qualify the NCAA Championship meet will be in Eugene, Ore. from June 9 -12.
The schedule for the Owls
800 Meters: First Round Thursday 7:50 pm, Quarterfinals Saturday 7:35 pm – Lally
High Jump: First Round Saturday 1 pm – Brown
3000 Meters Steeplechase: Semifinal Saturday 6:10 pm – Gee
5000 Meters: Semifinal Saturday 8:30 pm – Moore
Written By: Glenn Papazian