Daveport U - Panthers Set Program Record With 17 Student-Athletes Qualifying For The NAIA Indoor National Meet

Daveport U - Panthers Set Program Record With 17 Student-Athletes Qualifying For The NAIA Indoor National Meet

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The official qualifiers for the 2017 NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field National Championships have been announced by the national office today. The 52nd annual men's and 37th annual women's events will take place March 2-4 in Johnson City, Tenn. Stretch Internet, the NAIA's official video streaming company, will be broadcasting all sessions of the national championships. Packages can be purchased for $14.95, for more information, click here.

The Panthers are sending a program record 17 student athletes to participate in this year's indoor national meet. Davenport has seven women and 10 men that qualified for the meet.

On the women's side Mallory Bont, Britta Ebels, Marissa James, Betsy Lovett, Emily Michalski, Morgan Posthuma and Jenna Schumaker are representing DU. Bont is the only Panther to be competing in two separate events at the meet. She is ranked 12th in the high jump with a jump of 1.65m and 19th in the long jump with a leap of 5.50m heading into the meet. Ebels will join Bont in the high jump as she is ranked 23rd with her jump of 1.62m. Michalski will also be competing in the high jump with her jump of 1.64m, which is good for 20th in the nation. Two athletes will be competing in the weight throw, James is ranked 27th with a throw of 15.85m and Schumaker is ninth with her toss of 17.18m. Lovett will be competing in the pole vault and is ranked 15th with her vault of 3.50m. Lastly, Posthuma will be the only female athlete competing in a track event as she is ranked tenth with a time of 17:58.88 in the 5,000m run.

On the men's side the combo of Codey Clemens, Travis Sisovsky, Zach Diamond and Shem Haas in the 4x800 meter relay will be running the only track event. The relay currently ranks 25th with their time of 7:57.36. Two Panthers will be competing in the shot put, Will Jones ranks 12th with his toss of 15.92m and Joshua Coston ranks sixth with his throw of 16.35m. Four different male athletes will be representing DU in the weight throw event, Samuel Katon, Alexander Lake, Kardokh Piromari and Eric Toledo. Katon ranks 25th with his toss of 16.61m, Toledo ranks 17th with his throw of 17.23m, Piromari ranks 14th with a toss of 17.72m and Lake leads DU with his fifth ranked toss of 19.28m.