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LIVE BLOG! 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Championships - Friday Edition!

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And we're back here at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex in Bloomington, Indiana! We've got a lot of Hoya action here today with six Hoyas competing in six different events! You can catch all the action via the live video stream and check the results throughout the day via the link below!

 

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9:23 p.m. FINAL UPDATE

I'm going to sign off and run to the bus. Stay tuned tomorrow!

 

9:21 p.m. UPDATE

Unofficially - looks like Max finished ninth. He really legged out the last stretch. A time of 9:02.30 edged out Kentucky's Orta at 9:02.51. All times unofficial.

 

9:20 p.m. UPDATE

Max moves up to ninth on bell lap.

 

9:19 p.m. UPDATE

Max is in 10th place currently with two laps to go.

 

9:12 p.m. UPDATE

And we've started the men's steeplechase. Max Darrah is in the first of three heats. Top three from each heat and next three times move on to Des Moines!

 

8:20 p.m. UPDATE

Official word - Amanda Kimbers qualifies for tomorrow's quarterfinal in the women's 200-meter dash. A time of 23.87 sends her to tomorrow's 24-woman, three-heat quarterfinal. The top three from each heat as well as the top three times will earn a trip to Des Moines.

 

7:23 p.m. UPDATE

Toby Ulm runs a 51.51 in the men's 400-meter hurdles, narrowly missing out on a trip to Des Moines as he records the 13th-fastest time with the top 12 times advancing.

 

6:47 p.m. UPDATE

Brian Hencke ran in a fast heat with the 2010 NCAA runner up in the men's 800 but couldn't quite make a trip to Des Moines. Solid season for Brian!

 

6:37 p.m. UPDATE: Chelsea Cox is going to Des Moines!

Chelsea Cox ran a 2:05.72 to punch her ticket to Des Moines in the women's 800! Congratulations to Chelsea, in just her first year to don the blue and gray!

 

6:12 p.m. UPDATE

We are almost ready for the quarterfinals of the women's 800 with Chelsea Cox, 2011 Penn Relays champion running the 800 in the DMR, competing in the second of three heats with the top three from each heat and the next three best times advancing to Des Moines!

 

5:10 p.m. UPDATE

Chris Kinney qualifies for tomorrow's 110 hurdles quarterfinal! He times in at 14.25, for second place in his heat. With the top three advancing, he ensured himself a spot in tomorrow's three-heat, 24-athlete quarterfinal where the top three plus the next three times advance to Des Moines!

 

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First up for the Hoyas today is three-time All-American Chris Kinney in the 110 hurdles. Chris battled injury earlier in the season and has been working toward this, his senior season, all four years. Already an All-American in the event in 2010, Kinney enters today's event with the 13th-best time in the east division. Chris will compete in the third of six heats with the top three from each heat plus the next six fastest times. Good luck to Chris!

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