Sacramento, Calif. Junior Courtney Jaworski advanced to the finals of the 800m run on Thursday night and assured himself All-American honors as well. Senior Sam Crook competed in the pole vault, but missed out on the finals at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The Tacoma, Wash. native automatically qualified for the eight-man final by finishing third in his heat with a time of 1:48.28, his fastest of the season.
Jaworski could become the third Quaker to an 800 national championship. Sam Burley, C’03, won in 2003 and Earl Eby, C’23, was the first 800y NCAA Champion in 1921.
On the women's side, Crook cleared 13’1.50” to finish 17th out of 27 competitors in the pole vault. The top-12 advanced to the finals. Cook, who won the ECAC Championships in May, leaves Penn as the school record holder both indoors and outdoors.
Jaworski will compete in the 800m finals on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. (PST).
Written by Heather Palmer