LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Nichelle Scott travelled to the University of Kentucky in Lexington to compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round of the 800-meter run. Scott ran hard but was ultimately left out of tomorrow's quarterfinal heats. Her final time was 2:09.38, less than a second off the qualifying pace.

The Chester, Virginia native has made her presence known this year as part of VCU Track and Field. She broke both the indoor and outdoor 800-meter run school record in 2017 and placed first in the 800-meter run at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship.

She took that momentum from the indoor season and had a quick start to the outdoor slate, placing first in the 1,500-meter run at the VCU Rams Invitational.

She followed it up with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run a week later at the Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.

Scott switched gears when the team went to the George Mason Spring Invitational, as she won the 400-meter run with a time of 55.29 seconds, a personal record.

She had arguably her best showing of the year at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, where she broke the VCU school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:07.78 to take home silver.

Scott was the first VCU track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary since Kiara Porter, Brandon Ruffin, Ryan Coles, and Denise O'Rourke did so in 2015.

To see the full results of the NCAA East Preliminary Round, click here.