Texas A&M senior Paige Miller, who we didn’t even pick to be in our top 8 (though A&M fans knew better), just missed her leadoff split from the relay, but in yet another great finish at this meet just snuck past Cal’s Cindy Tran for a 50.81.
Stanford’s Felicia Lee took 3rd in 50.91, but had the best back-half of the field again in this race, coming home in 25.89.
Indiana’s Brooklynn Snodgrass took 4th in 51.05, and Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomewwas 5th in 51.12. Bartholomew had the fastest in-season time in the country this year, and wound up not too far off of that in finals.
Cal’s Melanie Klaren took 6th in 51.32, and Florida Gulf Coast’s Kira Toussaint was 7th in 51.81 for honors of highest-placing freshman. Auburn’s Emily Bos wound up 8th in 51.84.
In the B-Final, Georgia won another heat, though not having any scorers in the A-final, with a 51.47 from Olivia Smoliga. Florida’s Sinead Russell finished 10th in 51.82.