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NCAA national track and field qualifiers announced
06/06/2014 4:44 PM
06/06/2014 4:44 PM
Missouri’s track and field team has eight women’s and two men’s qualifiers for the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships, June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
Kansas, the defending NCAA women’s outdoor champion, only qualified three individuals for nationals, plus a relay team. Kansas State has five individuals qualified plus a relay team.
For Kansas, defending individual outdoor champion Lindsay Vollmer qualified second for the heptathlon. Sydney Conley is the No. 10 seed in women’s long jump and Jessica Maroszek is ninth in discus. The KU women’s 400-meter relay qualified 22nd.
For the Jayhawks men, Michael Stigler qualified third in 400-meter hurdles and the 1,600-meter relay is seeded 24th.
For Missouri, junior Kearsten Peoples, an Ottawa graduate, is the No. 5 seed in the women’s shot put, while junior Jill Rushin is seeded 13th.
Tigers senior Shinelle Proctor and junior Morgan Whitson qualified in the high jump and are tied for the eighth-best mark entering nationals.
Missouri also qualified two women’s pole vaulters — junior Katrine Haarklau, seeded 13th, and senior Heather Green, seeded 21st. Senior Hailey Twietmeyer is 19th in the javelin and freshman Kaitlyn Fischer is the 17th seed in the 10,000.
For the MU men, junior Jonathan Ilori is the No. 9 seed in the triple jump and junior Macauley Garton, a Mill Valley graduate, is 16th in the javelin.
For Kansas State, Sara Savatovic qualified 10th in hammer throw, Sonia Gaskin is the No. 11 seed in the 800, Alyx Treasure is 14th in high jump, Danielle Plank is 21st in javelin and Erica Twiss is seeded 23rd in long jump. The Wildcats 1,600-meter women’s relay is seeded 15th.
The K-State men saw six individuals qualify. In the decathlon, Devin Dick is seeded fifth and Reinis Kregers is ninth. Devin Field is seeded second in the triple jump and 15th in the long jump. Zach Riley qualified 12th in the high jump, Ryan Hershberger is the No. 19 seed in shot put and Ivan Hartung is 21st in javelin.
Missouri State’s women’s 400-meter relay is seeded 23rd and the Bears’ Robiann Broomfield qualified 22nd in triple jump. Wichita State’s Ashley Petersen qualified 24th in high jump.