Boerner and Whittle Advance to Saturday Finals at NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships
Friday, March 11, 2011
COLUMBUS, OH - A pair of Calvin athletes advanced to the finals out of their respective prelim heats Friday night at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Capital University. Senior Rachel Boerner advanced to the finals of the women’s 400 meters while sophomore Greg Whittle advanced to the finals of the men’s mile run.
The defending national champion in the 400 meters, Boerner (Bergenfield, NJ/Hillcrest Lutheran Academy) advanced to the finals with the fifth-fastest time (57.31) out the prelims. As a result, Boerner will run in the first of two heats of four on Saturday at approximately 5:35 p.m.
Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesburg HS) had the eighth-fastest time in the men’s mile prelims Friday, clocking in at 4:17.11. Whittle will be one of 10 individuals competing in Saturday’s finals, set to begin at 4:55 p.m. Senior Sarah Reasoner (Cambridge, MN/Cambridge-Isanti HS) will compete in the women’s shot put on Saturday at 1 p.m. while junior Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) will compete in the men’s 5,000 meter finals on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
A live video stream of Saturday’s competition will be available online at: Video Stream