Kansas State’s Stewart Qualifies for NCAA Championship in 3,000 Meter Steeplechase

By Jayson Henderson

Senior Hannah Stewart secured her spot in the NCAA Championship on Saturday (May 25) at John McDonnell Field by finishing fourth in her heat and ninth overall in the 3,000 meter steeplechase quarterfinals with a time of 10:12.13. This will be Stewart’s first appearance at the NCAA Championship in her five-year career.

Sophomore Cecilia Fisher also competed in the steeplechase, finishing 37th with a time of 10:51.22.

In other events, sophomore Sharie Enoe and junior Vanessa Mercera tied in the women’s high jump, clearing 1.76m/5-9.25. Enoe, in her first outdoor NCAA postseason, and Mercera, matched her previous height from the NJCAA outdoor championship.

Sophomore Tamaiah Koonce finished 17th in the discus throw with a distance of 55.15m/180-11, while junior Daisy Monie placed 44th with a throw of 47.83m/156-11.

K-State will be represented by seven athletes at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore., at Hayward Field on June 5-8, including Stewart in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

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