Three athletes will represent Franklin Pierce at the NCAA track and field championships: senior CeCe Telfer and freshman Paola Brena on the women’s side, and sophomore Hugo Arlabosse on the men’s.
The championship is set for Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas.
Telfer qualified in both the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. She ranks second in the nation in both events, with personal-best times of 13.35 seconds for the 100 and 57.79 for the 400.
Brena qualified in the high jump, and is tied for seventh in the nation with a personal-best height of 1.74 meters. Arlabosse is set to compete in the 800 meters.
All three athletes also qualified for the indoor NCAA Championships in March. Telfer placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.57) and 12th in the 200-meter dash (24.46), while Arlabosse took fifth in the 800 (1:50.41). Brena was unable to clear the first hurdle in the high jump.
This marks the 10th time the Ravens have sent multiple athletes to a national championship. The program has qualified 37 athletes for the NCAA Championship since 2014.
Ravens collect nine all-region awards
The Franklin Pierce track and field program saw six of its members combine to win nine All-East Region awards from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the outdoor season.
Telfer led the way, collecting all-region honors in four events: the 400 (54.41), the 400 hurdles (57.79), the 200 dash (24.30) and the 100 hurdles (13.35). She was the region’s top performer in the 400 and both hurdle events.
Brena was honored in the high jump (1.74), while senior Lillian Baah earned her award in the triple jump (11.92).
Arlabosse earned honors on the men’s side as the region’s top performer in the 800 (1:50.10), while freshman Riley Fenoff was honored in the 10,000 (32:04.43) and junior Trevor Guay earned his accolade in the 400 hurdles (53.01).
— Sentinel Staff