Three Receive Bids to NCAA Indoor Championships
March 5, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior Kiwan Lawson, junior Kyle Jenkins and freshman Vera Neuenswander all received bids to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., it was announced today by the NCAA. The event will be held at the Tyson Indoor Center, Friday through Saturday, March 9-10.
Lawson will compete in the long jump, while Jenkins competes in the triple jump. Neuenswander will represent the Hoosiers in the pole vault.
"Kiwan, Kyle and Vera have all had great seasons for us," interim head men's track and field coach Wayne Pate said. "We are excited about their opportunity to compete at the NCAA Championships. They all have the potential to do very well."
Lawson won the Big Ten championship in the long jump with a leap of 7.73 meters. His best mark this year of 7.75 meters was done at the Tyson Center on Feb. 10. Lawson ranks seventh in the country in the event.
Jenkins finished first at the Big Ten Championships in the triple jump with a distance of 15.66 meters. An All-American in the event at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships, he currently ranks 12th in the indoor season. Jenkin's best jump this year was 15.86 meters.
Neuenswander cleared a Big Ten meet record and school-record 4.11 meters in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships to finish second. She is currently the top freshman in the country in the event, ranking 14th overall.
The men's long jump goes off at 6 p.m. on Friday. The women's pole vault begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, while the men's triple jump is at 6:15 on Saturday.
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