AUSTIN, Texas — Shilah Bedingfield wrapped up her magnificent sophomore season by placing 23rd in the women's 200 at the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Thursday night. Bedingfield ran 23.75 to finish seventh in the second heat and earned honorable mention All-America honors. USC Anglerne Annelus had the top time in the semifinal at 22.35.
During the outdoor season, Bedingfield was the Big Sky champion in the 200 and 400 as well as beig a part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams which also finished first. She set the school record in pair of events and nearly added a third. The Palmdale, Calif., native ran 23.16 at the Big Sky Championships in the 200 to move to the top of the list and topped that time by running 22.95 at the NCAA West Preliminary at Hornet Stadium. Bedingfield set the school record in the 400 with a mark of 53.02 at the Big Sky meet. Her time of 11.46 in the 100 at the NCAA West Preliminary moved her into second place in school history and was the fastest by a Hornet since 1983.
Indoors, she ran 7.53 to tie the Sacramento State record in the 60. Bedingfield also finished the year ranked third in the 200 in 24.29 and fourth in the 400 in 55.53.