Whitney Fountain qualified for finals in both the 100 and 200. The Bronx, N.Y., native posted a time of 11.94 in the former and 24.59 in the latter event. In the men's 100, long jumper Jameel Abdul-Mateen clocked a time of 10.66 to advance to Saturday's final.
Nia Fluker had the third-best preliminary time in the women's 400. The junior from Texas posted an opening outdoor time of 55.45 to win her heat. Natalie Anthony and Roland Hakes had top-five performances in the 1500 meters. Anthony ran 4:32.97 to take second in the women's event and Hakes crossed the line fifth in a time of 3:51.78.
Lauren Terstappen posted a top-five effort in the women's pole vault, clearing the bar at 12-7.5. Merritt Gantt led the men's field athlete with a seventh-place finish and throw of 172-9 in the javelin.
The teams return to action Saturday with a full slate of events. Live updates are available at FlashResults.com.