Busby Shines At NCAA Regionals
May 25, 2012
Austin, Texas - Durell Busby shattered his own school record and qualified for Saturday's quarterfinal to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's track & field teams in the second day of action at the NCAA West Regional Championships hosted by the University of Texas.
Busby continued his assault on Milwaukee's record books, lowering his time in the 110m hurdles to an astounding 13.71 seconds after Friday's preliminaries. He will run again in Saturday's quarterfinals in hopes of earning a trip to the NCAA Championships.
"This is a truly proud moment for Milwaukee," Panther head coach Pete Corfeld said. "13.71 is an outstanding time and we're all very proud to see Durell continue to reach his potential."
With that time, Busby also earned his Olympic trial time for his home nation of Trinidad & Tobago.
In women's high jump, senior Laura Hamel just missed adding on to her school record and finished with a height of 5-5 1/4 (1.66m).
Freshman Aaron Dillon also did well in men's triple jump, leaping 46-8 (14.22m).
"For Laura, it's remarkable to see how far she's grown in her time at UWM," Corfeld said. "As for Aaron, for him to make it to regionals as a freshman is tremendous. This should be the first of many trips for him."
Saturday's action begins at 6:30 p.m. for Milwaukee when junior Samia Taylor will look to earn her second-straight trip to nationals in triple jump. Busby is the only other Panther to compete in the final day of action, with his race scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Follow along with the Panthers live online here.