UGA’s Miller finishes second in 400 at NCAA championships

EUGENE, Ore. — Georgia freshman Shaunae Miller finished runner-up with another school record in the 400-meter finals on Friday at the NCAA championships.

Miller ran a time of 50.70 seconds to earn eight points. She set the previous school record a day earlier at 51.57. Illinois sophomore Ashley Spencer won in 50.28.

Georgia sophomore Morgann Leleux finished tied for 13th in the pole vault with 4.15-meters (13 feet, 7.25 inches) standing as her best performance of the day. South Dakota’s Bethany Buell won the event with a 4.45m (14-07.25) vault.

The Bulldogs’ Lucie Ondraschkova finished seventh in the heptathlon, which wrapped up Friday. She competed in the 100 hurdles (13.75), high jump (1.72m), shot put (11.82m); 200 (24.81); long jump (6.10m); javelin throw (39.06m); and the 800 (2:16.04). Her total score of 5,859 points is a personal best and ranks second in Georgia’s record books.

Competing today for the Georgia women are Leontia Kallenou and Saniel Atkinson-Grier, both in high jump.

The meet was not over at press time, so final team scores and standings were not yet available. For an update, visit

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