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Goode, Thornton and Willett all advance to finals of NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship

Goode, Thornton and Willett all advance to finals of NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship

GRINNELL, Iowa—All three of Birmingham-Southern's track and field athletes competing at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Championship have advanced to the finals after today's preliminary rounds.

Sophomore Tiarra Goode ran a personal record and enters the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with the fastest time in the field (7.68).

Junior Jessica Thornton tied her seed time (2:12.56) in the 800-meter run and will be the fourth seed tomorrow.

Junior Robert Willett enters the finals with the second-fastest time in the 800-meter run (1:51.69).

"What an amazing race for all three athletes!" said Head Coach Kenneth Cox. "They fought hard and from start to finish they looked like they had been to Nationals before and never backed down from the competition."

The three athletes will compete tomorrow afternoon for the national titles in their respective events. For live results, click here.