CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Tusculum freshman Widchard Guervil finished 14th overall in the first round of the men's 200 meters at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday afternoon at Irwin Belk Track, on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.
Guervil ran 21.26 seconds in the third of three heats, placing him fourth in the heat. The top two finishers in each heat plus the next two fastest times advanced to Saturday's finals. Guervil's time of 21.26 seconds was his second-fastest of the season, behind only the 20.97 seconds he ran at the Tennessee Challenge on May 5 to earn a spot in the championship field.
The men's 200 meters was the third event of the meet for Guervil, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Men's Track Athlete of the Year. The Fort Myers, Florida native will race in the finals of the men's 100 meters on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. after qualifying fifth for the championship heat. Guervil also competed as part of Tusculum's 4x100-meter relay team which finished 11th in Thursday's trials.
Also on Saturday, junior Yannick Rosalie will compete in the men's triple jump, which starts at 12:45 p.m.