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Sangau qualifies for NCAA Finals

Senior qualifies in record time

May 28, 2010 · Christian Lemon

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Middle Tennessee senior Zamzam Sangau refused to let her Blue Raider career end on Friday, as she finished eighth in the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminaries in a Middle Tennessee record time of 2:04.97.

The Uganda native's top-12 finish makes her the fourth MT athlete to qualify for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championship final rounds in Eugene, Ore. She will advance to face the NCAA's top-24 athletes in the event in hopes of earning All-American honors for the first time in her collegiate career. Her time of 2:04.97 breaks her own school record set earlier this year.

Brittany Cox, who qualified for the finals in the shot put Thursday, competed Friday in the hammer at the East Preliminaries. Cox's toss of 160-11 (49.06m) placed her 43rd in the competition. She will throw in the discus on Saturday.

In the hurdles, Cherice Robertson placed 29th in the 100 meters in 13.72.

Roscoe Payne just missed qualifying for the finals in the men's 400 meter hurdles. The Flint, Mich., native placed 13th in the event in a time 13.72.

Saturday will conclude the 2010 NCAA East Preliminaries. Sarah Nambawa, Festus Chemaoi and Cox will all look to move on the finals in two weeks in their respective events. Full results and coverage will be available on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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