WAVERLY, Iowa — Defending champion Mitchell Black of Brunswick, a senior at Tufts, kept his quest alive for another national title by posting the second-fastest preliminary-round time Friday in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division III track and field championships.

Black was clocked in 1 minute, 50.42 seconds. He’ll race in the final Saturday afternoon as he tries to sweep the indoor and outdoor titles for the second straight year.

Allison Hill of Bates and Emily Doyle of Colby also qualified for Saturday’s finals.

Hill, a Brunswick High graduate, had the sixth-fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles prelims – 14.33 seconds. Peyton Dostie of the University of Southern Maine missed out on the final, placing 14th in 14.56.

Doyle advanced to the 400 final with a time of 55.30 seconds – also sixth fastest.

In other women’s events Friday, Colby’s Jenna Athanasopoulos finished 15th in the heptathlon with 4,284 points, Nicole Kirk of USM was 18th (12.19) and Alexis Dickinson of Bates was 22nd (12.45) in the 100 prelim; and Kim Donaldson of Colby was 18th in the shot put (41-73/4).

Nick Margitza of Bates was 16th in the men’s shot put (51-1), and Colby’s Brian Sommers was 16th in the 400 (48.39).

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Tiffany Cheng and Joulia Likhanskaia of Bowdoin advanced to the doubles semifinals with a victory in the NCAA Division III championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Cheng and Likhanskaia defeated Kait Brogan and Shelby Harris of Mary Washington, 6-3, 6-1, and will play in the semifinals Saturday.

Likhanskaia also competed in singles but lost in the quarterfinals to Eudice Chong of Wesleyan, 6-1, 6-0.

MEN’S TENNIS: Luke Tercek and Luke Trinka of Bowdoin lost their doubles quarterfinal at the NCAA Division III championships.

The pair were beaten by CJ Krimbill and Louis Stuerke of Case Western Reserve, 6-3, 6-4.

Ben Rosen of Bates was eliminated in the singles quarterfinal, losing to Skyler Butts of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-3, 6-2.