Fields Announced for NCAA D2 Championships
The NCAA Division II Championships take place next weekend in Pueblo, Colorado and the fields have been announced. Defending champion Ryan Loughney (Ashland) and Liz Murphy (Grand Valley State) are both once again the top qualifiers, although they will have to beat tough competition to defend their titles.
Men Hammer Throw =============================================================================== Name Year School Seed Mark =============================================================================== 1 Ryan Loughney SR Ashland 70.15m 2 Matt Royer SR Indianapolis 67.15m 3 Ross Bunchek SR Wayne St. (Neb.) 66.20m 4 Derrick Vicars JR Findlay 66.04m 5 Garrett Grey SR Ashland 65.05m 6 Baptiste Kerjean JR Abilene Christian 64.08m 7 Mark Manno JR Lock Haven 62.56m 8 Michael Hoffman SR Western Washington 62.51m 9 Cory Meuleman SR Ashland 61.82m 10 Christopher Heil SR Msu-Moorhead 61.79m 11 Ja Mar Watson FR Florida Tech 61.67m 12 Craig Call SR Ashland 61.09m 13 Ryan Smith JR Indianapolis 60.58m 14 Tim McElroy SR Fort Hays St. 60.30m 15 Andrew Gorley JR Grand Valley St. 59.98m 16 John Talbert JR Pittsburg St. 59.89m Women Hammer Throw =============================================================================== Name Year School Seed Mark =============================================================================== 1 Liz Murphy JR Grand Valley St. 62.62m 2 Jessica Rowland JR Findlay 61.49m 3 Michelle Potter SR Winona State 60.56m 4 Kristin Cameron SR Northwood 59.15m 5 Kate Walter SR NW Missouri 58.94m 6 Bidemi Balogun SR American Int'l 58.84m 7 Jenny Schuler SR Winona State 57.82m 8 Carly Fehringer SO Wayne St. (Neb.) 56.49m 9 Kelly Ash SR Ashland 55.95m 10 Heidi Smith SR Pittsburg St. 55.58m 11 Vanita Moses SR Lock Haven 55.53m 12 Emily Wells SO Wayne St. (Neb.) 55.20m 13 Kayla Muyskens SR Central Missouri 55.11m 14 Alyssa Zokoe SO Grand Valley St. 54.78m 15 Samantha Spindel SR So. Conn. St. 54.52m 16 Alyssa Hudgins JR Georgian Court 54.52m 17 Jessica Pilling SO Ferris State 54.48m