Armstrong Set to Compete at NCAA Indoor Championships
March 9, 2018
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Armstrong recorded a winning jump and a personal-best of 2.20 meters (7-2.5 feet) at the BIG EAST Championships on Feb. 24, which was enough to be ranked among the nation's top-16 and earned him his first trip to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship meet.
The Michigan City, Indiana native is the most recent to join a distinguished and historic list of successful Marquette high jumpers. Wally Ellenson ('16), a four-time All-American, was the last Golden Eagle to qualify for the NCAA Track & Field Championships in 2015, where he placed third.
Fellow Marquette high jumper, Ed Burke, 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. He went on to compete for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, where he won the silver medal.
NCAA Men's High Jump Field
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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