Several Spartans Set to Compete in USATF Outdoor Championships
A total of four current and former Spartans will compete in Des Moines.
|USATF Outdoor Championships|
|Location||Des Moines, Iowa | Drake Stadium|
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|Television||NBC (4-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun.)| NBC Sports Gold|
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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Four athletes with Michigan State connections will compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships from June 21-14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Current Spartan Jerimiah Evans (discus), recent graduates Katelyn Daniels (discus) and Tim Ehrhardt (decathlon/polevault) and former All-American Tori Franklin (triple jump) will all be competing.
Franklin, the current American record holder in the triple jump (14.84m), will compete in the triple jump final on Thursday, June 21, beginning at 5:15 p.m. She helped guide the Michigan State women to the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor title. She was a seven-time All-American with MSU from 2012-15.
Ehrhardt finished sixth in the decathlon at the recent NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. He is the school record holder in the decathlon with 8,044 points in the Virginia Challenge in April. He earned All-American honors six times during his storied MSU career.
With the eighth-place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships, Daniels earned her third-straight first-team All-America honor. Last season, she finished sixth in the discus to earn first-team All-American honors and was fifth in 2016, as a freshman she finished 15th to garner second-team accolades. With honorable mention honors in the shot put on Thursday, she will leave MSU as a five-time All-American.
Evans, who just completed his freshman season, will compete in the discus. He demolished his personal best to take third in the discus at the Big Ten Championship in May. In his second throw of the competition, he cruised into the final with a throw of 60.58m. He previous best was 54.00m at Raleigh Relay.