Women's Cross Country, Track & Field
Ejesieme Advances to Quarterfinals on Day One of NCAA West Prelims

Jesica Ejesieme advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinal in the 400m hurdles.
Jesica Ejesieme advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinal in the 400m hurdles.

May 29, 2014

NCAA West Prelims Day 1 ResultsGet Acrobat Reader

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Fighting Illini women's track and field team wrapped up day one of the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship with Jesica Ejesieme qualifying for the quarterfinals in the 400m hurdles. Four Illini await first-round competition, as Ejesieme will join Mobolaji Adeokun in the 100m hurdles, while Mariah Smith and Jazjuan Wallace-Sipp will compete in the discus tomorrow.

Jesica Ejesieme qualified for the quarterfinals in the 400m hurdles. The senior finished runner-up in her heat with a season-best time of 57.97 to automatically secure a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinal, set to take place t 7:45 p.m. CT. Ahlivia Spencer and Chloe Schmidt competed in the 800m and just missed a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinal. Spencer clocked a time of 2:08.88 to finish 22nd, just one spot away from securing a spot in the quarterfinal, while Schmidt took 23rd with a time of 2:09.51.

Asia Thomas clocked her second-fastest time of the season, 55.46, to finish 42nd in the 400m, while Alyssa Schneider clocked a 35:57.79 to take 35th in the 10,000m.

A full list of Illinois results and the remaining schedule of Illini competition can can be found below. Illinois will resume action at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on Friday, beginning with the discus at 3:00 p.m. CT, with running events slated for a 5:30 p.m. CT start. Live results along with a full recap can be found on fightingillini.com.

Illinois Thursday Results at NCAA West Preliminary Round
Q/q = qualified for quarterfinal

42. Asia Thomas, 55.46

400m Hurdles
7. Jesica Ejesieme, 57.97 Q

22. Ahlivia Spencer, 2:08.88
23. Chloe Schmidt, 2:09.51

35. Alyssa Schneider, 35:57.79

Friday, May 30
3:00 p.m. ............... Discus (Mariah Smith, Jazjuan Wallace-Sipp)
5:30 p.m. ............... 100m Hurdles First Round (Jesica Ejesieme, Mobolaji Adeokun)
7:45 p.m. ............... 400m Hurdles Quarterfinal (Jesica Ejesieme)

Saturday, May 31
6:00 p.m. ............... High Jump (Kandie Bloch-Jones)
7:20 p.m. ............... 100m Hurdles Quarterfinal