McKenna Keegan Advances to the Women’s 800 Meter Final; Mayyi Mahama Earns All-America Honorable Mention
June 9, 2022 –
In the second day of competition at the NCAA Track & Field meet in Eugene, Oregon, two local school athletes participated in the events of the day. In a final Mayyi Mahama of the University of Pennsylvania was in the women’s Hammer Throw. Mahama earned All-America Honorable Mention status in the event. McKenna Keegan of Villanova ran in the semifinal heat of the women’s 800 Meter race. In the 3rd Heat she placed second to automatically qualify for the final with the second best time in the event.
Women’s 800 Meter Semifinal
Keegan ran a season-best time of 2:01.82 to get the the Saturday race. The top two runners from each heat and those with the three next-best times move on the championship run. The Villanovan ran in the heat with Krisite Schoffield of Boise State who won the race and posted the best qualifying time. Keegan finished three-tenths of a second behind, and looks forward to a rematch.
Mahama placed 23rd with a distance of 62.33m in her first throw. Mahama participated in the second flight along with Camryn Rogers of California. During the competition Rogers set a personal best, collegiate-best, and a meet record winning the event with a throw of 77.67m. Also in the flight was Alyssa Wilson of Texas State who finished in second place with a distance of 74.78m.
Sean Dolan of Villanova will run the in the final of the Men’s 800 Meter race on Friday.
Written By: Glenn Papazian