May 15, 2012

Women's Track qualifies four athletes in six events for 2012 Nationals

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team has qualified four individuals in six different events for the 2012 NCAA Division II National Meet in Pueblo Colo. to take place on March 24-26. 

Senior Lisa Vengels qualified for two events as her automatic mark in the high jump ranks her eighth in Division II this season. She also qualified 14th in the heptathlon. 

Senior Nicole Green ranks 8th in the shot put going into the national meet and is looking for her fifth All-American honor after earning All-American status in the indoor season. 

Sophomore Jasmin Hughes qualified 16th for both the 100m and 200m dash, while freshman Melanie Bower, the 2012 MIAA Indoor and Outdoor pole vault champion, qualified 11th in the pole vault.