Ferris State's Cok & Emerick Chosen To Compete In NCAA Track & Field Championships
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Big Rapids, Mich. - Two members of the Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field squads have officially earned berths in the 2017 NCAA Division II National Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will take place March 9-11 in Birmingham, Ala.
Junior Jon Cok (Grand Rapids/Christian) was chosen to compete in the high jump at the national championships while fellow junior Molly Emerick (Lake Orion) received a berth in the 800 meters.
The NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced the participants for the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships.
A total of 540 participants, 270 men and 270 women, will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event.
The complete list of qualifiers is available at http://www.leonetiming.com/2017/Indoor/NCAADII/. Heat sheets will be available at this same website by Monday, March 6.
The championships will be held March 9-11 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham CrossPlex, as part of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival. The University of Alabama in Huntsville and the City of Birmingham will serve as co-hosts of the championships.
This past weekend, Emerick earned runner-up honors in the 800 meters at the 2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Championships held in Findlay, Ohio. Her time of 2:12.44 in the race was a national-qualifying performance. Emerick posted a top time of 2:10.93 in the race during the indoor campaign.
Meanwhile, Cok led the men's squad as he placed seventh in the high jump (6-8) at the conference indoor championships while also meeting the national-qualifying standard in the event. Cok's top performance this season in the high jump was 6-10.75 earlier this year.
The championships will be streamed live on www.NCAA.com.