March 2, 2019

Junior Chelsea Francis ’20 qualified for the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash after capturing gold in the American Athletic Conference Championships.

Francis, the school record holder in the 60 meter, improved upon on her 60-meter time over the weekend at the American Conference Indoor Championships. The junior came into the event with an adjusted time of 7.27 and was able improve the critical .01 that earned her a spot in the upcoming championships.

She came into the 60-meter final as the reigning silver medalist in the event and looking to improve her placement in the NCAA Qualifiers. The Carrollton, Texas native was able to win the gold with a time of 7.27, 0.03 seconds better than her closest rival, Brianne Bethel of Houston. In the 200m final, Francis would finish just a millisecond off a podium spot running a 23.64 in the event.

Over the two-day event, Francis was responsible for 19 Mustang points.

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