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Thursday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Tabb grad Porter of VCU earns berth in NCAA women's 400-meter final


Women's track and field:

VCU senior Kiara Porter, a Tabb High graduate, secured the last spot in the NCAA 400-meter final with a semifinal time of 52.21 seconds Thursday in Eugene, Ore.

Among three heats, her time was eighth-fastest among the 24 competitors.

Counting indoor and outdoor competition, this is her fifth trip to the NCAA championships. She is seeking her program-record fifth All-American honor and holds the Rams' record of 51.42, which she set in the East Preliminary.

William and Mary junior Emily Stites placed third among 23 finishers in the 10,000-meter run in 33 minutes, 26.15 seconds. Notre Dame...