West Competes at NCAA Track & Field Championship

West Competes at NCAA Track & Field Championship


GRINNELL, Iowa – Susquehanna senior mid-distance runner Ashley West competed in her third-straight NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship meet.

West finished 11th in the field of 16 in the preliminary heats of the mile with her time of 5:03.67. The top 10 from Friday's prelims advance to Saturday's final.

Both West and Sydney Smith of Tufts posted prelim times of 5:03.67 but Smith's extended time was 5:03.663 versus West's extended time of 5:03.665, giving Smith the tie breaker to advance to the final.

This was the first year West competed in the mile at the national meet; the previous two years she competed in the 800 meter run and earned All-America status as a sophomore in 2013-14.