JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We're running out of words to describe junior Kiara Porter of the VCU Women's Track & Field program. She owns every sprint record in school history, she's already a two-time All-American and two-time Academic All-American.
A second straight trip to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon can be added to that list after yet another record-breaking performance for the Yorktown, Va. native.
Porter blistered the track and became the first Ram ever to post a sub-52 second 400-meter time at 51.72. It's the second straight day she broke her own school record after a qualifying time of 52.11 yesterday.
Her time of 51.72 was the fourth fastest semifinal time in the country and second best in the East.
Prior to last year, the Rams hadn't had a female runner earn a spot at the NCAA Championships in 12 years. Porter has now done it in consecutive seasons.
The NCAA Championships are scheduled for June 11-14 in historic Tracktown USA, Eugene, Oregon.