11 NCAA Div. III individual championships
Davis sets speed record in prelims—Sprinter Abi Davis (sophomore, Des Moines, Dowling Catholic HS), competing in her first national meet, broke the school record in the 60-meter dash in 7.60 seconds, winning her prelim by 0.053 seconds. It bested the previous program mark of 7.7 set by Felicia Coleman last year and is the top-seeded mark entering Saturday’s final.
The 60-meter dash final is scheduled for 3:25 p.m.
“It was a perfect example of someone having complete control over the situation,” said Dunham. “Abi was relaxed and ready to go and it showed. She ran a great race, but there’s still work to be done. She’s capable of being a national champion.
“I’m very excited for her.”
Davis followed up that performance with another personal record in the 200-meter dash prelims, crossing the line in 25.24 seconds, but did not advance to Saturday’s final.