Eleven Chanticleers Earn Trip to NCAA East Preliminary
May 20 2017 by Johnny Bowman
Josh Cogdill and Hunter Price from the Colorado State track & field team have qualified for the decathlon at the NCAA Championships, while 27 Colorado State athletes have qualified for next week's NCAA West Preliminary in Austin, Texas.
With Kibet and Rotich in the qualifying number, 2017 marks the first time Tulane will send two men to regional competition since the 2012 season, with Rotich becoming the first male in school history to compete in more than one event.
Distance runners Claire Borchers, Gina Sereno, Jaimie Phelan, Jamie Morrissey, Sarah Zieve and Haley Meier; high jumper Claire Kieffer-Wright; sprinter Jade Harrison; and thrower Courtney Jacobsen earned bids to Lexington by virtue of ranking among the top 48 athletes who declared for the postseason in their respective events. The top 12 finishers in each event will qualify for the NCAA Championship Finals, which will be held in Eugene, Ore. on June 6-10. Decathletes do not compete at an NCAA preliminary; instead, the NCAA's top 24 decathletes are selected for the NCAA Championships. She qualified for the hammer on May 5 at the NDSU Tune-Up when she broke her own school record with a throw of 202-06 (61.72). Her last individual appearance at an NCAA meet was the 2016 indoor championships where she was the runner-up in the Mile and a second team All-American in the 3000 meters.
A week after competing at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship, three University of North Dakota student-athletes officially learned today that their season would continue.
The pole vault will be held Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m.
Burda will run in the national semifinal heat of the 10000 meters on May 25 at 9 p.m.
Sereno won both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter titles at this past weekend's Big Ten Outdoor Championships, while Phelan and Kieffer-Wright came away with conference crowns at 1,500 meters and in the high jump, respectively. She ran splits of 3:21.9 over 1200 meters (DMR), 4:23.6 over 1500 meters (4x1500) and 2:09.03 over 800 meters (4x800) at the Penn Relays.