May 26, 2012


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Miami University junior Layne Baggett finished 20th in the finals of the 100m hurdles Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, held at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium, which serves as the quarterfinals for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She was the lone RedHawk to compete Saturday.

Baggett (Pittsburgh, Pa.) crossed in 13.56 to finish seventh in her heat and 20th overall in the 27-person final. The top three finishers in each of the three heats automatically advanced to the NCAA Championships as did the next three best times for a total of 12 moving on. Her time tied for the second-best of her career and ties for 10th-best in school history. She qualified for the East finals on Friday when she was 21st out of 48 in a personal-best time of 13.43, which is the third-best time in school history. Baggett, the 100m hurdles MAC champion, missed making it to the NCAA Championships by .16 seconds while Ohio State’s Christina Manning had the top time of 12.78. Baggett was originally seeded 32nd entering the first round Friday.

With Baggett’s season complete, sophomore Tori Paterra (Elizabeth, Pa.) is the lone RedHawk from the women’s track and field team still competing as she earned a spot in the NCAA Championships in the javelin on Thursday. She will compete Wednesday, June 6 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.