Robinson and Hardy Conclude Season at NCAA Championships
June 10, 2004
Tulsa, Okla. - Senior Shana Robinson and junior Melanie Hardy concluded the 2004 outdoor track season in the preliminary heats of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas. Competing in the 100-meters, Robinson finished third in her prelim heat with a time of 11.39. Hardy finished fourth in her prelim heat of the 800-meters with a time of 2:07.45.
Robinson finished 14th overall among the field of 30 runners at the championships. Hardy's time placed her 17th overall amond the 28 runners in the event. The top nine times in each event advanced to the finals.
Robinson, a native of Tulsa, Okla., has been one of the countries fastest women all season long, ranking in the top-10 for both the 100-meters and 200-meters for most of the season. She broke her own school-record in the 100-meters with a third-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional in a time of 11.23. Her time is currently the third fastest in the country.
In what has become a recurring theme over the last three meets, Hardy won the 800-meters to qualify for the outdoor championships. The middle distance runner, from Jamaica N.Y., has won the event in her last three consecutive meets, including a WAC Outdoor title. She also broke her own school record with a time of 2:05.65 at the conference meet.
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