MARION, Ind. -- College of Idaho junior Hillary Holt won her heat in the 1500m at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Thursday.
Holt powered through the wind and rain to a time of 4:38.52. The mark was well off her personal best. Holt hit the USTFA "A" standard in Eugene earlier this month when she ran a 4:11.62.
Holt, who won the national title in the 1500m last year, will get a shot to defend. As a result of her performance, she automatically advances to the finals on Saturday.