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Pitt State Qualifies 28 for T&F National Championships

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INDIANAPOLIS — Twenty-eight Pittsburg State University track & field athletes qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships to be held May 24-26 at Charlotte, N.C. Sixteen men and 12 women qualified for the national meet.

Junior NaRon Rollins and senior Bo Farrow lead the Pitt State men. Rollins has the fastest time in the country in the 100 meters (10.09) and he qualified No. 3 in the 200 meters (20.72). Farrow will enter the national meet ranked No. 2 in the shot put (63-2.25) and No. 6 in the discus (181-0).

Among other men's qualifiers, sophomore Ian Duncan qualified fourth in the high jump (7-0.5), junior Jared Page qualified fifth in the decathlon (7134 pts), senior Omar Lewis qualified in a tie for fifth place  in the shot put (60-.375) and sophomore Levi Wyrick qualified sixth in the hammer throw (207-6).

Sophomore Creighton Sanders qualified sixth in the javelin (221-1), while senior Brett Thompson (10th, 219-7), sophomore Joshua Hudiburg (11th, 217-11), senior Jon Blazevic (14th, 210-8) and redshirt freshman Tyson Roderique (19th, 204-3) also qualified in the discipline.

Senior Justice Burks qualified seventh in the 110 meter hurdles (13.90) and sophomore Savion Cauveren qualified 19th in the discipline (14.23). Juniors Kai Miller (16-11) and Darren Fowler (16-6) qualified ninth and 20th in the pole vault, while senior Tanner McNutt qualified 14th in the decathlon (6921 pts).

Senior Kelsey Lewis will lead the Pitt State women's contingent. Lewis will enter the championships ranked No. 2 in the 200 meters (23.32), No. 5 in the 100 meters (11.50) and No. 5 as a member of the 400 meter relay (45.79), joining teammates Nia Lunn, Rhema Taylor and Asia Anderson on the squad.

Junior Jena Black qualified No. 2 in the shot put (52-10.75), while senior Jasmine Smith qualified eighth in the discipline (51-0.25). Freshman Haven Lander (3rd, 13-4.25) and junior Renee Rhodes (21st, 12-6.25) qualified in the pole vault, while Anderson, a freshman, qualified fifth in the long jump (20-7.25) and sixth in the triple jump (41-5.75).

Senior Emilee Iverson qualified 10th in the high jump (5-8.5), sophomore Brianna Cooks qualified 15th in the hammer throw (185-5), Taylor, a sophomore, qualified 17th in the 400 meters (54.96), junior Allyn Murray qualified 18th in the javelin (147-4) and sophomore Hanna Fergason qualified 22nd in the long jump (19-7).

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