Rebels’ Krystal Wharton qualifies for long jump in NCAA championships


UNLV long jumper Krystal Wharton advanced to next month’s NCAA track and field championships after qualifying with a personal best jump of 20 feet, 1½ inches at Thursday’s NCAA preliminary championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Wharton’s qualifying jump came on her second attempt, and she finished 10th overall.

In the 800 meters, Auzsane Crowe-Carter advanced to the quarterfinals after she posted the ninth-fastest time of 2 minutes, 7.14 seconds. Despite finishing fourth in her heat (the top three in each heat automatically advance), Crowe-Carter advanced by being the top qualifier by time.