Boerner Qualifies for NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships - Whittle Makes a Bid
Saturday, March 05, 2011
(Photo By Sandy Palmatter)
NAPERVILLE, IL—Rachel Boerner punched her ticket to next week’s NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday night and Greg Whittle most likely did too. Boerner posted an NCAA III Indoor track and field automatic qualifying time at the North Central College Last-Chance Invitational Friday night while Whittle had a strong NCAA III provisional qualifying time. The NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held next Friday and Saturday at Capital University in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio.
Boerner won the 400 meters in an automatic qualifying time of 56.38. Boerner (Bergenfield, NJ/Hillcrest Lutheran Academy) is the defending national indoor and outdoor champion in the 400 meters.
On the men’s side, Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesburg HS) hopes to make his first trip to the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships after winning the mile run Friday night in a provisional qualifying time of 4:11.96.
Other highlights from Calvin on Friday night included:
*Sophomore Aaron Meckes finishing fourth in the men’s shot put (50-2).
*Senior Alex Wrobel finishing sixth in the mile run (4:16.36).
*Senior Ben Van Wyk finishing fourth in the 5,000 meters (15:10.92).
The field for the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships is scheduled to be released later this weekend.