DSU's Hartman earns NAIA All-America place in long jumpMARION, Ind. — Jennifer Hartman can finally call herself an All-American. The Dickinson State senior had a seventh-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1¼ inches at the NAIA outdoor track and field national championships Thursday.
MARION, Ind. — Jennifer Hartman can finally call herself an All-American.
The Dickinson State senior had a seventh-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1¼ inches at the NAIA outdoor track and field national championships Thursday.
“I would have been happy at eighth even,” Hartman said with a laugh.
“It means everything. I’ve been doing long jump since I was in the fourth grade. That was like my biggest goal in my life come true. It was huge. I’m in shock.”
Hartman’s NAIA All-America nod, given to each athlete who finishes in the top eight in their respective events, was the cherry on top of a strong first day for the Blue Hawks.
“Overall, it was an exceptional day,” DSU head coach Pete Stanton said.
Sophomore Nathan Magstadt advanced to the semifinals in both the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. He had a fifth-place time of 53.28 seconds in the 400 hurdle preliminaries and was ninth in the high hurdles at 14.46.
Junior Tyler Lalim had a personal-best throw of 194-11 to finish 11th in the men’s javelin. Sophomore Kim Schulz finished 11th in the women’s javelin with a throw of 133-3.
In the men’s decathlon, senior Trevor Willis is in fourth place with half of his 10 events completed.
Willis was third in the high jump (6-4), fifth in the 400 meters (51.14 seconds), sixth in the 100 (11.79 seconds), 10th in the shot put (39-5¼) and 11th in the long jump (21-4).
“Trevor Willis had an excellent day,” Stanton said. “He set himself up to be in good position tomorrow to be an All-American.”
Junior Brianny Williams ran a time of 14.42 in the women’s 100 hurdles prelims. However, a timing camera malfunction during one of the four heats has forced all the hurdlers to run again tomorrow, with the top eight of the 35 entrants advancing to the finals.
Williams also finished 22nd in the long jump with a leap of 17-11.
Junior Brittany Young didn’t have to run in the schedule 800 women’s prelims because there were only 15 entrants. The 800 semifinals are today with the finals on Friday.