Dennis becomes fifth Coyote to qualify for NCAA Championships

University of South Dakota freshman thrower Meghan Dennis set a new state and school record while qualifying for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships by finishing seventh in the javelin at the West Region Preliminary Round on Saturday.

The top-12 finishers in the event advanced to the championships in Eugene, ORstarting June 5.

Dennis, who entered the event ranking 18th in the region, threw 159 feet, 3 inches on her second throw. She set new USD and state records for the second straight meet, topping her previous mark of 157-10 that she set at the Summit League Outdoor Championships on May 9.

Saturday wrapped up USD track and field’s weekend at the preliminary round.  Dennis will join four other Coyotes at the championships: Bethany Buell and Emily Grove qualified in the women’s pole vault, Megan Glisar qualified in the women’s high jump and Cody Snyder will compete in the men’s discus.

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