Davis, Pawlak and Williams Qualify For NCAA Track & Field Championships
The NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced Sunday the participants in the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships and three individuals from the Northern Athletics Conference qualified for the men's event.
Concordia Chicago's Merrell Davis qualified for the 100-meter dash and the long jump, Concordia Wisconsin's Alexander Pawlak qualified for the 110 and 400-meter hurdles, while Edgewood's Josh Williams qualified for the 5,000-meter run.
Davis has the 12th-top time in the 100-meter with a mark of 10.62 that he set at the NAC Championships, while his mark of 7.42 meters in the long jump that he set at the Cougar Invitational on April 19, is sixth-best in all of NCAA III.
Pawlak's finishes of 14.61 in the 110-hurdles and 53.29 in the 400-hurdles at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier last week were good for 15th and 18th.
Williams completed the 5,000-meter in 14:28.49 at the NCC Dr. Keeler Meet on May 10, for the 14th-top mark in the nation.
For each men's individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.
The championships will be held May 24-26 at Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges in Claremont, Calif.