(GENEVA, Ohio) – Thomas More College junior Christina Cook (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) ran in the 400-meter dash preliminaries of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship today (Friday, May 26, 2017) at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Cook finished 10th out of 22 runners in the preliminaries with a time of 56.17-seconds. The Top-9 finishers advanced to the tomorrow's finals of the 400-meter dash.
Cook had qualified 21stfor the championship as she ran a time of 56.58-seconds on May 6 at the Indiana State University Twilight in Terre Haute, Indiana. This marked the third-straight year that she has qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 400-meter dash.
Cook was named the 2017 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and the overall PAC Indoor Track & Field Most Valuable Player as she finished first in the 400-meter dash and in the 200-meter dash. During the outdoor season she was the PAC champion in the 400-meter dash and in the 200-meter dash, while being named All-Mideast Region by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in the 400-meter dash.