MSU's Guerrant, Fuller Qualify for NCAA Indoor Championships
Hondo S. Carpenter
Here is a terrific update on Michigan State track and field from the Spartan Sports Information Department:
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State track & field athletes Nick Guerrant and Annie Fuller qualified for the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, as announced by the NCAA Track & Field and Cross Country Committee late Tuesday. Guerrant will compete in the heptathlon, while Fuller will run the women's mile March 8-9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Guerrant's 5,783 points at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 22-23 broke the heptathlon school record he set last year at the same event, and also set a new facility record at the U-M Indoor Track Building. He enters the NCAA Championships with the sixth-best mark in the country this season so far.
Guerrant posted personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles (8.17 seconds) and the 1,000-meter run (2:43.77), while coming up just a hundredth of a second (6.93) from a new personal record in the 60-meter dash last week. Guerrant finished in 13th-place in the heptathlon at last year's NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas.
Fuller is coming off a very strong performance at last week's Big Ten Indoors, capturing two medals for the Spartans. She ran a huge personal best in the women's mile, crossing the line in 4:35.63 to grab third-place and post a top-20 time nationally. Fuller's enters the NCAA Championships as the 11th-seed in the event.
Fuller won her first medal of the weekend for MSU on Friday night, running the fourth and final leg (1,600-meters) of the women's distance medley relay to help the Spartans take gold. The team finished in a time of 11:05.23 to beat rival Michigan, who posted the top time in the country this season the week before.
The NCAA Division I Indoor Championships will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the WATCHESPN App. A re-air of the championship will take place starting at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, March 10 on ESPN2 and again Monday, March 11 starting at 10 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
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