Armstrong's Stellar Season Ends at NCAA West Prelims
May 27, 2017
Armstrong, who swept both the BIG EAST indoor and outdoor high jump titles, qualified for regionals with a personal-best and MU freshman record of 2.17 meters (7 feet, 1.5 inches). He cleared his very first attempt of the night with a solid jump over 2.00 meters (6 feet, 6.75 inches), but unfortunately missed on all three attempts at 2.05 meters (6 feet, 8.75 inches).
"He had a really fantastic freshman season," head coach Bert Rogers said. "Daniel has learned a lot, but still has a lot of room for improvement. He's obviously very gifted and very athletic and his form has improved. He has a bright future ahead of him."
With his season-best mark earlier this year, the Michigan City, Indiana, native qualified for the U.S. Track & Field Junior Championships, which will take place in Sacramento, California, June 22-25.
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