Jumper to compete at NCAA Preliminary Championships May 23

May 21, 2013 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren



Senior Kiah Douglas will compete in the long jump at the NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Preliminary Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, May 23.

Douglas of Saginaw, Mich., qualified for the regionals with a personal best leap of 6.09 meters at the Toledo Invitational Track Meet May 3. This will be her first appearance at an NCAA regional event.

Douglas, who ranks 37th in the East region, recently finished in sixth place in the long jump at the 2013 Outdoor Mid-American Conference Championships with a jump of 5.69 meters. At the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships, she landed in second place with a mark of 5.98 meters.

If Douglas finishes in the top 12 at regionals, she will qualify for the NCAA Championship Meet, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday, June 5-8, in Eugene, Ore.

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