AUSTIN, Texas – The North Dakota State women’s track & field team ran the second-fastest 4x400m relay in school history on Saturday night to earn a berth at the NCAA Championships.
With the 4x400m relay advancing, the Bison women will have six entries at the NCAA Championships – a new all-time high in the Division I era.
Last year, the Bison missed a spot in the 4×400 at the national meet by only one place and 0.31 seconds, finishing 13th at the West Prelims. On Saturday night, they left no doubt.
NDSU’s squad of Morgan Milbrath, Alexis Woods (MHA Nation), Amy Andrushko and Rose Jackson entered the meet seeded 13th, but registered the eighth-fastest time Saturday at 3:33.38. The top 12 teams advance to the national semifinals in Eugene, Ore.
This was the seventh consecutive year that the NDSU women raced in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA West Prelims. The Bison previously advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the event in 2014, when they placed 14th at the national meet.