Track and field: Fresno State's McKee (hammer), Prandini (400 relay, 200) are latest NCAA qualifiers

The Fresno BeeMay 31, 2014 

Fresno State senior Meagan McKee is headed to the NCAA Championships in track and field in the hammer throw while ex-Clovis star Jenna Prandini qualified in two more events Saturday to run her total to four at the West Regional in Fayetteville, Ark.

McKee's top mark of 190 feet, 8 inches was good for 11th place.

Prandini, who qualified in the long jump Thursday and the 100 Friday, ran the third leg on Oregon's 400 relay that won its heat in 43.47 seconds -- second fastest overall to Texas A&M's 43.0 at the regional.

In the 200, Prandini won her heat in 22.73 -- fourth-best overall. The NCAA finals will be at her home track in Eugene from June 11-14.

Colorado's Emily Hunsucker had the top hammer throw of 210-1 at the regional, which is advancing 12 in each individual event and relay to the NCAA finals.

McKee, who prepped at Santa Teresa High-San Jose, had a throw of 194-10 while finishing fifth at the Mountain West Conference meet and a season-best 195-11 at the Stanford Invitational in April. Her career best is 204-3 at the 2013 Mountain West meet.

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