Brendan Maloney
Track & Field/Cross Country

Adamson punches ticket to NCAA Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Oreoluwa Adamson finished seventh in the long jump to punch her ticket to the NCAA Championships and highlight Thursday action for the UTSA women's track & field team at the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Hornet Stadium.
Meanwhile, Alanah Yukich advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 400-meter hurdles and Marilis Remmel broke her own school record on the first day of NCAA postseason competition for the women.
Adamson secured her spot in the national meet with a top-12 finish in the long jump on Thursday evening. The native of London, England, continued her impressive junior campaign with a career-best mark of 6.29 meters (20-7.75) to place just ahead of Cal's Ijeoma Uche (6.21m/20-4.5) in the 48-person field. 
Fresh off sweeping the long and triple jump crowns at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships earlier this month, Adamson opened the competition with a leap of 6.22m (20-5) that matched her previous best before unveiling the top leap outdoor of her UTSA career on her second trip down the runway.
Adamson now moves into the national final on Thursday, June 8, in Austin, Texas. The 2023 C-USA Indoor gold medalist, she collected second-team All-America honors with a 15th-place showing in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor in March. The program's No. 4 all-time performer outdoors can join Tameka Roberts as the only two UTSA women to earn a pair of All-America long jump certificates in the same year.
Yukich extended her NCAA postseason run in the 400m hurdles with a top-three finish in her first-round heat. Running in lane two, the senior from Australia moved into advancing position early in the race and held on for third place with a season-best time of 57.51 seconds. The two-time C-USA champion turned in the 10th-fastest time of the evening and bettered her previous season best of 57.55 registered two weeks ago at the conference meet. She will look to advance to her first national meet when she lines up in the quarterfinals at 9:25 p.m. CT Friday.
Earlier in the day, Remmel improved her own school record in the javelin with a throw of 49.19m (161-4), placing 21st in the field of 48. After opening with a toss of 45.27m (148-6), the junior from Estonia unleashed a career-best measurement on her second attempt, beating her previous UTSA standard of 48.82m (160-2) posted at the C-USA Championships earlier this month.
Acacia Astwood wrapped up her UTSA career with a 35th-place finish in the hammer throw in the first event of the day. A native of Nassau, Bahamas, she measured 55.03m (180-6) on her first of three tosses before logging her top measurement of 56.15m (184-2) in the second round. Astwood, who broke the school record at the C-USA Outdoor two weeks ago with a 59.39m (194-10), closed the competition with a 53.82m (176-7) effort.
In other action, Ingeborg Gruenwald finished 18th in the long jump with a leap of 6.07m (19-11), missing the top 12 by only 10 centimeters. In the first round of the 200m, Lauren Roy clocked a 24.03 for 43rd and Thennelle Williams was 47th (24.49).
The UTSA men are back in action on Friday with a quartet of Roadrunners slated to compete in the triple jump. All-American Jemuel Miller, Dylan James, Jacob Jenkins and Gabriel Binion are in the field of 48 that will get underway at 8 p.m. CT. 
On the track, the 4x100m relay squad of Logan Masters, Brice Chabot, Trevion McCalla and Dennis Phillips is scheduled to pass the baton at 7 p.m. All-American Bashiru Abdullahi will race in the quarterfinals of the 110m hurdles at 8:15 p.m., while Chabot and Phillips will line up in the 200m quarterfinals at 9:50 p.m.

2023 NCAA West Preliminary Round
Thursday-Friday, May 24-25
Hornet Stadium • Sacramento, Calif.
UTSA Results
200 Meters (first round)
43. Lauren Roy 24.03
47. Thennelle Williams 24.49
400-Meter Hurdles (first round)
10. Alanah Yukich 57.51Q
Long Jump
7. Oreoluwa Adamson 6.29m (20-7.75)
18. Ingeborg Gruenwald 6.07m (19-11)
Hammer Throw
35. Acacia Astwood 56.15m (184-2)
Javelin Throw
21. Marilis Remmel 49.19m (161-4)
100 Meters (first round)
33. Brice Chabot 10.49
36. Trevion McCalla 10.52
41. Dennis Phillips 10.54
200 Meters (first round)
20. Brice Chabot 20.88Q
21. Dennis Phillips 20.91q
400 Meters (first round)
35. Mike Roth 46.70
110-Meter Hurdles (first round)
9. Bashiru Abdullahi 13.73Q
Long Jump
16. Christiaan Le Roux 7.55m (24-9.25)
Shot Put
46. Michael Campbell 16.74m (54-11.25)