INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Junior Chris Hawkins (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) and senior Cassie Hocker (Fort Madison, Iowa/Fort Madison) have qualified for the NCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Hocker has qualified in the 60-meter dash with a school record time of 7.69. Her time ranks fourth in the nation. Hawkins qualified in the long jump with a school record jump of 23' 11 1/2" (7.30m). His jump is the fifth best in the country. Hawkins also qualified for the NCAA Championships as a freshman, where he finished 13th with a jump of 21' 9 1/2" (6.64m).
The prelims for the 60-meter dash are scheduled for 2:35 p.m. Friday, with the finals scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Saturday. The long jump is at 2 p.m. Friday. North Central College in Naperville, Ill. is hosting the championships.