Vanessa Mortensen earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship meet in the hammer throw.
May 30, 2006
Feigt automatically qualified at the NCAA Regional meet in Provo, Utah, last weekend while Mortensen won an at-large bid in the hammer throw.
Feigt qualified by taking third in the 400m hurdles last weekend. She clocked it in a personal-best 59.54. Mortensen's at-large bid came thanks to her record-setting hammer throw at the Mountain West Conference championships. She won the conference title and set both the school and Danish National record with a 205-0 toss.
"I'm excited for and proud of Vanessa and Amanda," remarked head coach Kyle Kepler. "For Vanessa, it's a return trip for her and a chance to win All-America honors.
"This is Amanda's first trip but she has NCAA experience with Utah's soccer team. It has been a goal of hers to go to the NCAA's in track and field. She was very close to qualifying for nationals in indoors and I am glad that she finally qualified for the outdoor meet.
"To have two national qualifiers with a first-year coaching staff is a testament to how hard it has worked this year," continued Kepler. "Burke Bockman and Tapio Kuusela have done an outstanding job with their athletes and I am very grateful for the hard work they have put into this program."
Mortensen qualified for the national championship meet in the hammer throw last season. She finished 25th (177-7) in the 2005 meet.
The top five in each event from each region automatically qualified for the national meet while at-large bids were dealt out to individuals who finished in the top 12. At-large bids were based on performances from throughout the entire outdoor season.