Armstrong Set to Compete at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 9, 2018

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MILWAUKEE --
Marquette University sophomore high jumper Daniel Armstrong is set to compete at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas on Saturday, March 10.

The men's high jump final on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Central time. ESPN will provide a live video broadcast set to air beginning at 4 p.m. Central time. 

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 sophomore also claimed his second BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Meet honor following his second-straight indoor league title.

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. 

Keep up with the Marquette track and field program through social media by following on Twitter (@MUTFXC) and Instagram (@MUTFXC) and `liking' on Facebook (/MUTFXC). 

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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