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Katelyn Daniels Qualifies for USATF Outdoor Championships

June 20, 2017

USATF Outdoor Championships

Michigan State junior Katelyn Daniels will be competing in the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, California.

The All-American will begin action on Thursday, June 22nd at 8:50 p.m. ET, as the championship runs June 22-25.

Daniels qualified with a season-best throw of 58.75m (192-9) last week in Ashland, Ohio. This is her third-straight season competing in the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The junior finished sixth at the NCAA Championships in Eugene on June 10. With the sixth-place finish, the junior earned her second-straight first-team All-American honor. Last season, she finished fifth in the discus to earn first-team All-American honors, as a freshman she finished 15th to garner second-team accolades.

Daniels advanced to the final in the ninth and final spot. She improved on her first two throws of the final round with a throw of 55.42m (181-10) with her first attempt and a season-best 56.12m (184-1) on her second. The throw of 56.12 moved her into sixth place.

The nation’s best track and field athletes will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

The 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Sacramento State were the best-attended Trials in history, averaging more than 20,000 spectators over each of the 16 days of competition. The two Olympic Trials were preceded by well-attended national championship events in Sacramento in 1968, 1981 and 1995.



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