NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships Day 1


Named the Female Field Athlete of the Meet for the second time at the CCIW Indoor on February 24, Bennett placed 15th and fifth in her two previous appearances at the NCAA Indoor. We made some slight adjustments.

"It's something I think that all of us strive to do", said Chapman regarding the record. "Even the years we were top 10, they didn't have us in the top 50".

The NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships will be on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10.

Grant Holloway and KeAndre Bates carried much of the load for Florida's men, who last won the indoor title in 2012. That being said, elite competition can bring out the best in anyone. Five of the eight runners in the second heat also have times of 7.71 seconds or below.

Boss' winning mark was an inch away from the qualifying standard for the world championship.

The Texas A&M senior, runner-up in the long jump one year ago, took the lead in the competition on his very first go with a mark of 7.98m.

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"This is not a new environment for our kids". Burns will be in action in the shot put and Kennan Harrison will compete in the triple jump.

Adams posted a school-record 6,081 points to take third place and become the first Sam Houston State athlete to medal at an NCAA Championship event. Despite the setback and obstacles, Jones has taken her 60-meter time from 8.18 to 8.02 this season and is nearly assured for joining the sub-8 club. Last year, Gilbert finished fifth in the 3,000, Neale finished ninth in the mile, and Smith finished 11th overall in the vault. He won a national title in the fall in cross country. "I know what I have to do to compete well and now it's just time to go out and do it". The team with the most points at the end of the meet won.

"It's a blessing to be a freshman and be able to compete at nationals".

Dudley won't let Arop's classification influence his expectations, especially given the valuable lesson Arop learned after finishing 13th in the preliminaries and missing the finals. Unexpectedly, SEC champion Dixon failed to reach the finals in the 800m, leaving some points on the track for the Aggies. "I feel like a lot of people look at me as an underdog and don't expect me to be that person in the top three or top four".

On the men's side, Daniel Gyasi qualified for the 400-meter finals at 6 p.m. Saturday as the senior finished seventh in the prelims with a time of 47.52.

The women's competition wasn't almost as close, as OR finished with a remarkable 84 points, 33 more than second-placed Georgia.

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De Sousa emerged as a replacement for 7-footer Udoka Azubuike, who missed the Big 12 tournament with a knee injury. Before the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, they won 12 straight games and are now 25-7 on the season.

George Patrick finished off the heptathlon, moving up one spot to take 14th place.

On speaking of his journey in his career to get this weekend being guaranteed at least Second Team All-America honors, he said to K-State Sports, "I believe it has been a stepping-stone every year".

"No I was very shocked to be honest", said Chapman.

"We had so many highlights that it is hard to hit everything".

He fought off the nerves with a solid time in the 60-meter dash and through three events had performed well.

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