Hamilton College's Eli Saucier '18 wrapped up his indoor track & field season in Friday's preliminaries of the 200-meter dash at the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Saucier placed ninth in the 15-runner field with a time of 22.03 seconds. He ran in the first of four heats, crossing the finish line second in his heat. Saucier missed the eight-runner field for the finals by .05 seconds.
The Continentals' first NCAA qualifier since 2015, Saucier was racing just two hours away from his hometown of Douglasville, Ga. Nationals are being held at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Saucier was seeded eighth going into the race. His national-qualifying time of 21.75 seconds is a program record.