June 7, 2012
Day 2 Results
DES MOINES, Iowa – University of Cincinnati student-athlete Jasmine Cotten suffered an ankle injury and withdrew from competition on day two of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cotten ran the first event, the 100 hurdles, clocking 14.15 to earn 20th-place points. After passing on the opening six heights of the high jump, Cotton, whose best clearance of the season was 1.78m (5-10), failed to clear the bar on three attempts at 1.6m (5-5.25) and scored no points in the event. The senior did not start the shot put or 200 meters, closing out a stellar UC career.
Cotten, a three-time BIG EAST Conference Champion swept the league’s multi-events in 2012, winning the indoor crown in the pentathlon and the outdoor title in the heptathlon. She was also a USTFCCCA First-Team All-American in the indoor pentathlon this season. She entered the competition with a top heptathlon score of 5,422 points.
Kathy Klump will run in women’s 800 meter final is set to run at 7:20 p.m. ET on Friday after an exciting semifinal heat on Wednesday. Running in the second of three semifinal heats last night, Klump clocked a personal-best and school-record time of 2:03.35, earning place fourth in her heat. The senior, who was a First-Team USTFCCCA All-American indoors in the 800, had to wait out the final heat to see if she would earn one of two wild card spots in the final as only the top two finishers in each heat then the next two best overall times advanced. In the end, her time was better than the third-place finisher in heat three, sending Klump to the Friday evening final.
Cotten, Michelle Eby (pole vault) and Emelie Larsson (javelin) each earned USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America honors.
The entire NCAA Championship event is being streamed live for free on WatchESPN.com. The ESPN announcing team is comprised of Trey Bender (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (analyst) and Jill Montgomery (reporter).