Two alumni of the Buford High School track and field program, Erin Marsh and Kimberly Harris, had successful showings at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Marsh scored well individually and Harris contributed to an overall team win for her university.
The championship meet was held June 9-12 at the newly renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marsh, BHS Class of 2017, competes in the heptathlon and pentathlon for Duke University’s track and field team. At the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Marsh competed in the heptathlon, where she placed fourth overall. Marsh accumulated 5,924 points, just 50 points shy of taking home third place. She came in second place in the 100-meter hurdles, fifth in the high jump, second in the 200-meter and third in the 800-meter heptathlon events.
Kimberly Harris and her fellow teammates on the USC Trojans women’s track and field team won the overall team championship Saturday, June 12, with 74 points. Texas A & M landed in second place with 63 points and the Georgia Bulldogs took home third place in the overall team results with 37.5 points.