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.
May 25, 2017 FIVE EARN ALL-ATLANTIC 10 HONORS FOR OUTDOOR SEASON
May 25, 2017 SCOTT CLOSES SEASON AT NCAA EAST PRELIMINARY
May 14, 2017 SHEEHY SHINES IN HURDLES AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 22, 2017 SCOTT LOWERS SCHOOL MARK IN 800 AT GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
April 21, 2017 RAMS HAVE FRESH START TO GEORGIA TECH INVITE
April 15, 2017 VCU WOMEN SET NEW PERSONAL BESTS AT WILLIAM WALTON
April 11, 2017 GOULET EARNS ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK HONORS
April 5, 2017 CHATTING WITH COACH: TOM SAGE AND DAN JOHNSON
April 1, 2017 RELAYS STEAL SHOW FOR RAMS AT COLONIAL RELAYS
March 25, 2017 SCOTT, SMITH SHOW BALANCE FOR RAMS AT UTSA
March 24, 2017 SANDERS SHINES IN THE SHOT PUT IN SAN ANTONIO
March 18, 2017 SCOTT SOARS IN VCU OUTDOOR OPENER
March 15, 2017 2017 VCU RAM INVITATIONAL PREVIEW
March 5, 2017 SCOTT BREAKS VCU RECORD FOR SECOND TIME, WINS 800
February 21, 2017 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: TAYLOR MCCORMICK
February 19, 2017 FIVE WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS EN ROUTE TO SECOND VCU INDOOR TITLE
February 18, 2017 A DOZEN RAMS ADVANCE TO FINALS, SET UP PROMISING DAY TWO
February 16, 2017 2017 ATLANTIC 10 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
February 4, 2017 SCOTT BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD AT VILLANOVA INVITATIONAL
January 31, 2017 SMITH NAMED ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
January 28, 2017 RAMS SET NEW MEET RECORDS AT DIXON MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
January 21, 2017 RELAYS SHINE IN FINAL DAY OF HOKIE INVITE
January 20, 2017 SCOTT FINISHES THIRD, RAMS CARRY MOMENTUM INTO DAY TWO
January 17, 2017 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: KAYLA SMITH
January 14, 2017 DYKE, SMITH RECORD STRONG FINISHES AT ETSU INVITE
January 13, 2017 MCCORMICK HAS CAREER PERFORMANCE ON DAY ONE OF ETSU INVITE
December 6, 2016 VIRGINIA LOTTERY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DE'NISHA SMITH
December 4, 2016 RAMS SHOW SPEED AT CNU HOLIDAY OPEN