LEXINGTON, Ky. - LaPorscha Wells became the first thrower in Georgia State history to qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Championships Thursday with a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Regionals in Lexington, Ky.
Wells placed third in the hammer with a throw of 63.98m. With the top-12 marks advancing to the NCAA Finals, Wells easily made the cut to etch her name yet again in GSU's history books. Wells became the first female All-American track and field athlete at Georgia State back in March after a 21.21m toss in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Wells will be competing again Saturday in the shot put along with fellow Panther Alysiah Whittaker. Whittaker looks to join Wells in Eugene with a good showing in either the shot put Saturday or the discus on Friday.
Ravin Gilbert ran the 100m in Lexington, but missed the time needed to advance to the quarterfinal. Gilbert finished eighth in her heat with a time of 12.00s. She will compete in the 200m Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted at Oregon in Eugene June 7-10 on ESPN.
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