May 24, 2013
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest track and field had six student-athletes compete in the NCAA East Regional on Friday night including two who competed in the semifinal rounds.
Sean Lunkenheimer and Thomas Bojanowski came short of qualifying for the championships, but still posted strong performances in the semifinals on Friday.
Lunkenheimer qualified on Thursday night for the semifinal round of the 400m while Bojanowski earned a spot in the semifinals with a chance to go to the NCAA Championships.
Katie Adair (pole vault) and Ben Lincoln (javelin) came within one place of qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
The top 12 athletes in each event from the regional meet advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., from June 5-8.
Lincoln recorded a throw of 68.38m in the javelin on Friday placing 13th, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Lincoln remains at the top of the Wake Forest record books after setting the school record earlier this season at the Wake Forest Open.
Patrick Donelan finished the day with a mark of 59.38m.
Women's Pole Vault
Women's High Jump
Adair registered a mark of 4.00m and tied for 12th but Cameron Overstreet of North Carolina advanced on a jump off to qualify. Adair's height of 4.00m ties her second-best height of the season behind her school-record vault of 4.02m which she set at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
finished with a height of 1.77m in the high jump placing 19th. That height ties her career best which she set earlier this season at the Auburn Tiger Classic and is second all-time at Wake Forest.
Men's 400m Hurdles
Lunkenheimer posted a time of 52.37 seconds in the semifinal round while placing 18th, just six spots off qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Lunkenheimer's mark of 52.14 seconds that he ran last night ranks third all-time at Wake Forest.
Bojanowski recorded a time of 1:54.91 in the semifinals of the 800m on Friday night placing 24th in the field.
Competition continues on Saturday with Erin Brooks in the triple jump, Kyle Graves in the 1500m, Samantha Jones in the 5000m and Alexander Rose in the 5000m.