June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Auburn senior sprinter Kai Selvon advanced to the women's 200 meter final with her Thursday performance at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field.
"We knew she was in a tough heat and would need to run really well," Auburn track and field head coach Ralph Spry said. "She really did a great job and was the fastest non-qualifier and sixth fastest overall. She ran really well in Greensboro and has been very consistent as she continues that here. I'm confident she will come back Saturday and put a good race together."
Selvon finished third in a speedy second heat of the women's 200 meter semifinals. The senior from Trinidad and Tobago was the fastest time qualifier and was sixth-fastest overall. LSU's Kimberlyn Duncan won the heat and had the fastest overall mark in 22.15.
This marks the second-straight year that Selvon has reached the final. She finishes second overall in 2012.
The Tigers have no competitors on Friday and pick back up on Saturday with Maya Pressley in the women's high jump at 2:45 p.m. CT.
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