GREENSBORO, N.C. - Lianne Farber, Briana Hudson, and Tristine Johnson each punched their tickets to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8, after closing competition at the East Preliminary on Saturday.
Farber clinched her NCAA Nationals berth in the women's 1,500 as she placed sixth in her heat and 11th overall in 4:16.67. This is Farber's first NCAA outdoor championship qualification. She earned All-America honors for the 2012 cross country season.
In the women's triple jump, Hudson and Johnson each advanced to the NCAA National Championships after reaching into the quarterfinals with their first three attempts, ultimately resulting in their highest marks. Hudson ranked first in her flight jumping 41-5 ¾ (12.64 meters) on her third attempt and finished 12th overall. Johnson finished 10th overall, third in her flight, as she cleared 41-8 ½ (12.71 meters) on her second attempt.
The NCAA will officially announce the national championship qualifiers on Sunday by 5 p.m. Stay tuned to GoHeels.com and @UNCTrack_Field on Twitter for all of Carolina's championship updates.