Day 1 of the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships was Thursday (June 21) in Des Moines, Iowa, and for soon-to-be Ashland University senior Myles Pringle, it was a day to remember.
Pringle took to the Drake University track to compete in the preliminaries of the men's 400 dash, and he won the second heat in 45.82 seconds. He moves on to the event's semifinals, which will be Friday (June 22) at 7:20 p.m.
The top three runners in each of four heats, and the next four fastest runners, advanced to Friday's semis.
In his first three years as an Eagle, Pringle is a five-time NCAA Division II national champion (four in the 400 dash, one in the 4x4 relay), and a 14-time D-II All-American. He is the fastest indoor men's 400 dash runner in D-II history (45.93 seconds).
Also on Thursday, former Eagle national champion Drew Windle was slated to run in the men's 800 run prelims, but did not start.
Day 2 of 2018 nationals on Friday also will see a pair of former Eagles, Jordan Crayon and Daniel Roberts, compete in the men's hammer throw at 4:20 p.m.