Air Force Duo Heads to NCAA Championships

Gophers Set for NCAA Indoor Meet

Wasome won the NCAA Championship in the triple jump with a school record of 55 feet, 2 1/4 inches. She said at times she thought about calling it a season, but said coach Heather Burroughs helped remind her a fear of not doing as well as previous year where she won the 3000m and the DMR was not a good enough reason to give it a try. The group posted a school-record time of 3:34.05 at the Tyson Invitational to qualify for the fourth heat of the event at NCAAs. The junior will be one of 10 remaining runners (16 original qualifiers) in the mile on Saturday, as the top four times in each heat received automatic berths in Saturday's final along with the next two fastest times between the two heats. "The goal is always to come back with a trophy and to be competitive at the highest level, so we're going to go there and give it our best shot and see what we come away with".

Ciattei took second in 3:58.36 with Prakel third in 3:58.59. Sixth-place finishes by Davis in the 60m hurdles and long jump champ Kate Hall in the 60m rounded out Georgia's Saturday scoring.

The women's title was won in a little less dramatic fashion, as the Lady Buffs won with 53 points - 13 more than runner-up Western State. Irby ran a tenth of a second behind McLaughlin at 50.62.

The senior runner is also just the second Syracuse athlete to win an NCAA indoor title, joining Jarret Eaton, the 2012 NCAA champion in the 60-metre hurdles. He took fourth place in the event after running an 8.15. Senior Molly Sughroue earned the honor thanks to her 16th-place mile finish in 4:48.42.

Maggard also qualified to compete in the 5,000m championships, but the race is scheduled for 40 minutes before the DMR. Adams had three attempts at a personal-best mark of 15-3 1/2 just missing on his last vault. Their time of 3:33.64 at the ACC Championships is the second fastest time in Duke history. Watson clocked 2:02.65 while Fray ran 2:03.88 as Oregon's Sabrina Southerland won the final in 2:01.55.

Penn State picked up its first men's individual gold since 1990 with David Lucas throwing the 35-pound weight 24.02m/78-9¾.

Jones broke her own Florida State record with a near-flawless final, finishing in 8.02 seconds. MSU's assistant coach Steve Thomas, who works with the jumpers, feels Boss will have an added bonus because she will compete at Texas A&M, which also played host to SEC Championships less than two weeks ago.

Frazier has high hopes for his athletes as the weekend approaches. "I thought I was prepared either way, whether it was a slow race or a fast race, and my coaches just got me ready for it".

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