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Field Athletes Lead Central Track Teams to National Meet

Posted: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

The Central College women’s and men’s indoor track and field teams have added a handful of provisional qualifiers to the field for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.  In all, eight athletes for the Dutch made the cut for seven total events between the two squads.  

Iowa Conference indoor field events MVP Ethan Miller leads the list as the top-ranked qualifier in the long jump (24′-1.75″) and pentathlon (3,876 points), while also qualifying in the high jump (6′-8.75″).  Miller is joined by second-ranked Kurtis Brondyke in the pentathlon (3,759 points) and Matt Graber in the shot put (53′-7″).  

On the women’s side, Jill Ziskovsky is ranked fourth in the pentathlon (3,354), and is also a member of Central’s record-breaking 4×400-meter relay team, which is also ranked fourth (3:52.45).  Morgan Darrow in the shot put (44′-4.75″) rounds out the list of meet qualifiers for the Dutch.  

The NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held Friday and Saturday at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.