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Barrios Bornacelli Sets First-Year Record as Freshmen Lead the Way on Second Day of NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. - Freshmen Valentina Barrios Bornacelli (javelin) and Micaela De Mello (100m hurdles) each capped solid rookie outdoor seasons on Thursday as Washington State women's track and field team opened the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships on day two of four from Hayward Field.

Barrios Bornacelli finished eighth overall in the women's javelin with a PR and freshman record mark (54.03m/ 177'-3") to qualify for finals in her first-career nationals appearance. She is now the eighth all-time women's javelin All-American and the first Cougar woman to finish top-eight in the nation since Courtney Kirkwood in 2011.