ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Coe College track and field teams participated in the Augustana College Twilight Invite on Thursday in the final tune up before the NCAA National Championships.
Melissa Alger (Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon) finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 47.24 meters. Alger's throw would rank 10th in the nation, but she already ranks sixth with her throw from last weekend's IIAC Championships. The top three throws at the Augustana Twilight rank in the top five in the nation.
On the men's side, Erik Franklin (Greeley, Colo./West) finished second in the 200-meter dash in 21.92. Beau Freeborn (New Sharon, Iowa/North Mahaska) was second in the 800-meter run in 1:53.45, the fourth best time in the Iowa Conference this season.
Jacob Hayes (Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf) was 18th in the discus throw with a toss of 45.86 meters. His throw was the fifth best in the Iowa Conference this season. Robbie Peters (Mount Vernon, Iowa/Mount Vernon) was 10th in the hammer throw at 48.87 meters.
Official selections for the 2016 NCAA National Championships are scheduled to be released at 8 a.m. on Saturday by the NCAA.