LA CROSSE, Wis. St. Lawrence Universitys Caroline Raue finished eighth overall in the preliminary round of the womens 3,000-meter steeplechase during the opening day of the NCAA Division III championship track and field meet Thursday, qualifying for Saturdays final.
Raue ran a personal-best time of 10 minutes, 44 seconds. The final race is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
SLUs Carly Stine finished 13th and teammate Jessica Marini finished 16th in the preliminaries of the womens 400 hurdles. Neither made the final.
Elizabeth Edwards finished 14th for the Saints in the final of the womens 10,000. SLUs 1,600 relay finished in 15th place in the preliminaries and did not qualify for Saturdays final.