Lewis blazes in hurdles, posts top-ten time nationally
MEDFORD, Mass. – Junior Terrell Lewis (Nashua, N.H.) all but officially locked up an appearance at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championship after posting a top-ten time nationally in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet at the Gantcher Center on Saturday.
Lewis took full advantage of his final tune-up to improve his national standing ahead of the championships, qualifying in the top spot before a scorching 8.13 performance in the finals. His time is tied for the ninth fastest in the country, sets a new school record and facility record and should cement his spot in next week's championship. The NCAA officially reveals the field via press release at NCAA.com on Sunday (Mar. 8).
Freshman Mikey Baker (Westford, Vt.) also competed for PSU, clearing 4.26 meters in the pole vault.
Tufts National Qualifying Meet – No Team Scoring
How it Happened:
- Lewis ran an 8.26 to post the fastest time in the preliminaries but saved his best for the finals. His time of 8.13 was tied for first with an All-American from Otterbein, but more importantly moved him further up the national performance list a day before the NCAA selects its field for the championships.
- Baker wrapped up a solid freshman year by clearing 4.26 meters. Had he reached the next height of 4.41 meters he would have established a new program record.
- The NCAA reveals the field for the national championship meet via a press release on NCAA.com on Sunday (Mar. 8).
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