AUSTIN, Texas — Northern Iowa senior Brandon Carnes pulled up lame and was unable to advance in the 200-meter event at the NCAA West Preliminary Track and Field meet Saturday.
Carnes, who set a Missouri Valley Conference and UNI record in the 200 Friday when he clocked 20.25, pulled up early in Saturday’s quarterfinals and will settle for a spot in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 7-10 in Eugene, Oregon. He earned that berth Friday with a fourth-place finish in 10.02, marking the third time he has qualified for nationals in the 100.
Originally from Bradenton, Fla,. Carnes owns a personal-best time of 9.97 in the 100 and became the first athlete in Missouri Valley Conference history to sweep the 100 and 200 titles both indoors and outdoors for all four years of his college career.
Carnes is UNI’s only qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
In other action Saturday involving UNI athletes, Jon Rus finished 19th in the quarterfinals of the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.16 seconds.
Four Panthers competed in the men’s discus. Isaac Holtz finished 26th with a top throw of 176 feet, 3 inches. Brad Walski was 31st at 174-2, Tom Yezek was 34th at 170-1, and Evan Colfack was 35th at 169-9.