Beattie Earns First Team All-America Accolades In High Jump
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UC Davis junior Erinn Beattie highlighted the final day of action at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday as she claimed first team All-America honors following a runner-up finish in the women's high jump at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Beattie tied two others for the highest mark of the competition, clearing 5 feet, 11.5 inches (1.82m). Alexus Henry of UT-Arlington was declared the champion as she reached that height in fewer attempts than Beattie and fellow second place finisher Loretta Blaut of Cincinnati.
Making her second straight NCAA Championship appearance, Beattie earned the highest finish by a Big West high jumper at nationals since former Cal Poly and U.S. Olympian Sharon Day won the title in 2005 and placed second in 2004.
Beattie set the UC Davis record earlier this season with a clearance of 6-00.50 at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
Hawai‘i sophomore Lily Lowe also competed in the high jump and had a top mark of 5 feet, 8 inches for 18th place overall.
UC Santa Barbara junior Hope Bender also wrapped up action in the heptathlon. Bender finished 12th among 24 competitors with 5,653 points. She earned second team All-America recognition by virtue of finishing between ninth and 16th overall.
Bender closed the competition with a solid fourth place showing in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.24. She also was 15th in the long jump with a top performance of 18-05.75. Bender's heave of 117 feet, 7 inches in the javelin was good for 17th.
Bender's point total was the best by a Big West heptathlete at nationals since former Gaucho Barbara Nwaba finished second with 5,927 points in 2012.