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10 Seawolves qualify for national outdoor track and field championships

Ten Seawolves qualified for the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships that will be held May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich.

Freshman Jamie Ashcroft will compete in a team-high three events -- the 100-meter dash, 200 and 4x100 relay -- and is one of seven UAA women to qualify for nationals.

Other UAA qualifiers include:

• Joyce Kipchumba: 5,000, 10,000

• Karolin Anders: heptathlon

• Rosie Smith: 4x100

• Makenzie Harsch: 4x100

• Sasha Halfyard: 4x100

• Ivy O'Guinn: 1,500

• Cody Thomas: decathlon

• Franz Burghagen: javelin

• Isaac Kangogo: 1,500

Each day, portions of the three-day national championships will be streamed live online at www.ncaa.com.

On Monday, 14 Seawolves earned All-Region honors for the 2014 outdoor season. Senior Micah Chelimo led UAA with three awards in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000.

Chelimo injured his Achilles tendon during Friday's Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships and will miss the national meet.

NCAA D-II outdoor track and field all-region team

UAA men

Micah Chelimo (1,500, 5,000, 10,000); Ethan Hewitt (400, 4x400); Elliott Bauer (400 hurdles, 4x400); Bobo Camara (400 hurdles, 4x400); Dylan Anthony (10,000); Franz Burghagen (javelin); Isaac Kangogo (1,500); Cody Thomas (decathlon); Adam Commandeur (4x400).

UAA women

Joyce Kipchumba (5,000, 10,000); Karolin Anders (high jump, heptathlon); Jamie Ashcroft (100, 200); Ivy O'Guinn (1,500); Rosie Smith (100 hurdles).


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