INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Five Tigers have been selected to compete in the 2019 edition of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event will be hosted in Kingsville, Texas from May 23-25. For FHSU, four men and one woman earned the right to compete in the meet.
Alexcia Deutscher qualified in the javelin after throwing her best of 160 feet, 2 inches to sit her at No. 7 on the national performance list. Last season, Deutscher finished eight at nationals in her event when she recorded her top throw of 145 feet 4 inches.
Brett Meyer earns his qualification after hitting an automatic mark in the 1,500-meters with a time of 3:44.18. This time puts Meyer had No. 4 on the performance list. Last season, Meyer earned his fourth All-American trophy in two years after placing fourth in the event with a time of 3:46.43.
Philip Landrum qualified in the 200-meters following his time of 21.07 to put him at No. 24 on the national performance list. Kolt Newell will be heading to Kingsville to compete in the high jump where he turned in a qualifying mark of 6 feet, 11 inches to put him at No. 14 on the national performance list. The final Tiger to head to nationals is Ryan Stanley who will attempt to earn a title in the pole vault following his best height of 16 feet, 9 ¼ inches and a No. 10 placement on the national performance list.
Below is the schedule for the Tigers at the 2019 National Championships
Thursday, May 23
Men’s pole vault finals (Stanley) – 2:30 pm CT
Men’s 1,500-meter prelims (Meyer) – 6:10 pm CT
Friday, May 24
Men’s 200-meter prelims (Landrum) – 5:50 pm CT
Saturday, May 25
Women’s javelin throw finals (Deutscher) – 11:30 am CT
Men’s high jump finals (Newell) – 5:30 pm CT
Men’s 1,500-meters finals (Meyer) 5:45 pm CT