Armstrong Qualifies for NCAA Indoor Championships
Feb. 27, 2018
NCAA Championships Schedule of Events
Armstrong, who won the BIG EAST indoor title for the second time, recorded a winning jump of 2.20 meters (7-2.5 feet) and was named the BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Meet. The mark proved to be just enough to break into the nation’s top-16 slots available to compete at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
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The Michigan City, Indiana, native joins a distinguished and historic list of successful Marquette high jumpers. The most recent was Wally Ellenson (’16), who was a four-time All-American, including a trip to the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships where he placed third.
There was Ed Burke, who was a two-time AAU All-American in the indoor high jump in 1936 and 1937. At the 1937 meet held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Burke set the indoor world high jump record with a height of 6 feet, 9.25 inches. He then earned NCAA All-American status in 1938.
Ken Wiesner, who broke the world indoor high jump record on three separate occasions, was a three-time NCAA high jump champion. He won titles in succession from 1944-46, and on his third and final trip to nationals, he successfully cleared a winning height of 6 feet, 8 3/8 inches.
Wiesner’s lifetime-best mark was 6 feet, 11 inches and he went on to compete for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won the silver medal.
Armstrong is set to compete in the NCAA indoor men’s high jump final on Saturday, March 10. The event is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. Central time.
List of entries (high jump)
1 Vernon Turner FR Oklahoma 2.33m 2 Trey Culver SR Texas Tech 2.33m 3 Keenon Laine JR Georgia 2.27m 4 Randall Cunningham SR USC 2.26m 5 Brenton Foster SO Manhattan 2.24m 6 Darius Carbin SO Georgia 2.24m 7 Shelby McEwen SO Alabama 2.24m 8 Javen Reeves SR Louisville 2.23m 9 Landon Bartel SR Nebraska 2.23m 10 Jah-Nhai Perinchief JR Arkansas 2.22m 11 JuVaughn Blake FR LSU 2.22m 12 Grant Anderson SR Nebraska 2.21m 13 Tequan Claitt JR E. Kentucky 2.21m 14 Ryan Lockard SR Minnesota 2.21m 15 Daniel Armstrong SO Marquette 2.20m 16 Tyler Adams SR Sam Houston 2.20m
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