Mount Union To Send Five to NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Mount Union To Send Five to NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Mount Union will send three men and two women to the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships Friday - Saturday, March 11-12 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Mount Union's men's team has three competitors in the meet and the Purple Raiders placed third as a team at last year's NCAA Championship.

Junior Zack Wukotich (Salem/Salem) is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the high jump with a mark of 7-feet, 0.25 inches.  He will jump Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (eastern) and is a two-time All-American in the event with a fifth place finish in 2014 and a sixth place finish last year.

Senior Tyler Orewiler (Bucyrus/Colonel Crawford) is seeded third in the pole vault with a school record mark of 17-feet, 1.5-inches.  He was the Ohio Athletic Conference men's field athlete of the year setting a conference record mark and winning the title at the OAC Championships two weeks ago.  He will compete at 5 p.m. (eastern) Friday and an All-American in the event with a seventh place finish a year ago.

Freshman Louis Berry (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shadyside Academy) is ranked eighth in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.88.  Berry was a defensive back for the Purple Raiders football team and had an interception in the national championship game as Mount Union won its record 12th national title this past December.  The prelimaries for the event will be Friday at 4:30 p.m. (eastern) 

On the women's side, Mount Union has two competitors.

Senior Jocelyn Sefick (Willowick/Eastklake North) is seeded seventh in the high jump with a mark of 5-feet, 7-inches.  Sefick has earned All-OAC honors three times in the high jump including a second place finish two week's ago at the OAC Championships. She will compete Saturday at 11a.m. (eastern)

Sophomore Dana Crofoot (Perry/Perry) is ranked 14th in the long jump at 18-feet, 6.5-inches. Crofoot earned All-OAC accolades with a second place finish in the event at the OAC Championships.  It is her second time in a national meet as she was part of the 4x100 relay team at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships.  She will compete Friday at 6:45 p.m. (eastern).

The top eight finishers in each event earn All-American honors.