Lynnfield native and Boston College senior Kate Mitchell, left, will compete at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 800-meter next Thursday. (Courtesy Photo: Boston College athletics)

Lynnfield’s Kate Mitchell heading to NCAAs with Boston College

After being one of just four Boston College athletes to qualify for the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind., Lynnfield native Kate Mitchell has punched her ticket to the 800-meter national championship meet of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The senior star put up the second-best performance of her career to punch her ticket to nationals. Mitchell posted a time of 2:04.53 in the quarterfinal round to notch a third-place finish, which automatically advanced her to the semifinal race on Thursday, June 9 in Eugene, Ore. She ran a time of 2:04.67 in the preliminary race to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Mitchell, who earlier this month was named 2022 co-MVP Female Athlete of the Year for Boston College, entered the East regional of the 800-meter as the No. 16 seed after notching a second-place finish in the event a…

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