June 9, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. – Vanderbilt’s Buky Bamigboye sits at 17th place after the first day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
The Nashville native scored 3,081 points on Wednesday at famed Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, leaving room for improvement on Thursday in the long jump, javelin, and 800 meter run.
Bamigboye started the day with the 100 meter hurdles, where she finished 17th with a time of 14.39. Though Humphreys had hoped for a faster time for Bamigboye, he was proud of her effort.
Wednesday’s second event was the high jump, one of Bamigboye’s strongest events and she did not disappoint, clearing 5-06.50 and placing seventh.
The third event was the shot put, which Bamigboye performed at a season best level, throwing 38-06.75, good for ninth place and first in her heat.
The final event of the day, the 200 meter dash, was not as kind to Bamigboye as in previous competitions. The senior finished last (21st) with a time of 27.51, over two seconds slower than her season best of 25.41 at the Sea Ray Relays.
“Buky was in 10th through three events and caught a massive Charley horse while warming up, so the 200 went downhill quickly,” Vanderbilt assistant coach Clark Humphreys remarked.
Humphreys added, “We’re in quite a hole after the 200, but we’re going to keep fighting for an All-American spot.”
Bamigboye opens the second day of competition with the long jump, beginning at 3:45 p.m. CT/1:45 p.m. PT. Fans can follow Bamigboye’s journey through the NCAA Championships at ncaachampionships.com.