Spartan Track And Field Trio Selected For NCAA Indoor Championships
March 9, 2004
EAST LANSING, Mich.- Three individuals from Michigan State's track and field teams will compete this Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, at the 2004 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Indoor Track in Fayetteville, Ark. The NCAA committee announced today that Michigan State's Jamie Krzyminski, Steve Manz and Steve Sherer will have the opportunity to compete at the championships. Meet time is set for 9 a.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Krzyminski, a three-time Big Ten Champion in the 5000-meter run, is MSU's lone representative from the women's team and the only Spartan this season to automatically qualify for the NCAAs. Krzyminski is seeded fourth in the 5000-meter run after setting an MSU all-time indoor best time of 15:59.41 at the Pac-10 Invitational (Feb. 14) in Seattle, Wash., while finishing in second place. Krzyminski has previously competed at the 2002 outdoor and 2003 indoor and outdoor NCAAs during her career at State. In 2002, she earned All-American honors after placing seventh in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 34:55.66, while in 2003 she obtained outdoor All-American honors after placing fifth in the 10,000-meter run, but only managed to finish 16th in the same event for indoor.
The women's 5000-meter run is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 12 at 7:50 p.m.
The men's shot put is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m.
The men's preliminary one-mile run is scheduled for Friday, March 12 at 7:05 p.m., while the one-mile finals are Saturday, March 13 at 6:15 p.m. The men's 3000-meter run is also set for Saturday at 7:40 p.m.
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