Ex-Clovis star Jenna Prandini wins NCAA 100 qualifier

The Fresno BeeMay 30, 2014 

University of Oregon star Jenna Prandini wasn't satisfied with the fastest time in prelims, nor with merely qualifying for next month's NCAA Track and Field Championships at her home track in Eugene.

Instead the Ducks sophomore and ex-Clovis High standout blazed to the fastest NCAA quarterfinal time in the 100 at the West Regional, finishing in 11.17 seconds Friday at University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.

That made her 2 for 2 in her quest to be a triple NCAA finals qualifier. She was tops in the long jump Thursday and won her heat and was third overall Friday in the first round of the 200 in 23.00.

The NCAA Outdoors are June 11-14 at Hayward Field. Twelve competitors or relay teams in each event advance from each regional to the finals. Prandini was seventh in the 100 in 11.43 a year ago.

Among the Fresno State athletes competing Friday, Roderick Dash was 20th in the men's hammer at 196 feet, 6 inches.

Long Beach sophomore Willie Alexander (Central High) qualified third in the long jump Thursday at 25-23/4.

 

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