Eugene, Ore. • Weber State's Amber Henry advanced to the finals of women's 3,000-meter steeplechase Thursday, finishing first in one of two semifinal heats at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
The senior ran 9 minutes, 58.82 seconds. She ran most of the race with Florida State's Colleen Quigley, who finished second in 10:00.23. The top five finishers in each heat, plus the next two fastest times, qualified for Saturday's final. Henry's time was the fourth-fastest overall in the event. She entered this week ranked fourth in the nation in the steeplechase.
Utah's Amanda Mergaert qualified for Saturday's 1,500 finals by finishing fifth in her semifinal heat in 4:14.89.