Senior Janelle Noe punched her ticket to the NCAA National Track and Field Championship Saturday after finishing the 1,500-meter in a personal best 4:16.34.
Noe took ninth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Fla., and becomes the first Rocket to qualify for the national championship since 2016 (Liz Weiler, 3,000S and Kyesha Neal, discus).
“Janelle is obviously an amazing athlete, and she just continues to put together great races,” Head Coach Linh Nguyen said. “This has been a historic season, and I couldn’t be happier to see it continue into Eugene. There’s no harder working or more deserving person, and it’s great to see her commitment pay off.”
Noe ran alongside teammate Petronela Simiuc, who finished 20th after crossing in 4:28.49.