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UAA’s Cano in 10th place in heptathlon after one day at nationals

UAA’s Elena Cano is in 10th place in the heptathlon after one day NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Thursday. Cano has 3,013 points entering Friday after running a school-record time of 14.10 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles to earn 964 points in the competition.

She also competed in the high jump, shot put and 200 meters on Thursday. Friday’s slate of events includes the long jump, javelin and 800. Cano also finished 16th in the prelims for the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.97. The senior did not advance to the final but earned second-team All-American honors.

Another UAA athlete grabbing second-team All-American honors was distance runner Cole Nash. Nash placed 13th in the 10K with a time of 29:50.84 and will compete in the 5K on Saturday.

“Wasn’t a perfect night but second-team All-American as a freshman is a good race,” said assistant coach Chas Davis in a release. “He could have bagged it when it was getting tough with the goal no longer in site and the 5,000 in two days, but we are real proud he stayed engaged and competed until the end.”

UAA’s Joshua Wagner will race in the 110-meter hurdles on Friday, joining Cano in competition.