Bryce Anthony Punches Ticket to NCAA Track and Field Championships
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior Bryce Anthony punched his ticket to the NCAA Track and Field Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 400m hurdles on Friday night with his time of 50.58. Anthony ran a personal-best 50.38 in the first round on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA East Preliminaries held at Indiana University Bloomington.
“Bryce ran an amazing race,” Director of Men’s Track and Field Renny Waldron said. “He will the first to tell you it wasn’t the smoothest hurdle race, but he never gave up and kept fighting all the way to the very end. Our program could not be prouder.”
Anthony will head to Track Town, USA and compete in the championships held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. on June 8-11, 2022.
Cory Gaither capped his standout career as a Wildcat on Friday, with his time of 51.82. He ran a 51.50 to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals. Jayden Smith wrapped up his breakout freshman campaign in the quarterfinals of the 110m hurdles, running a 13.85. In his first season as a Wildcat, Smith was crowned the A-10 Outdoor 110m hurdles champion and named to the conference All-Rookie Team. He also currently holds the school record in the 110m hurdles with 13.54.
Joe dosReis closed out his sophomore campaign on Wednesday in the first round, running in the 1500m and finishing in 3:58.59. The junior earned a spot on the A10 All-Academic team at the conclusion of the season.