Marshall Trio Prepares for NCAA Nationals
Jules, Richardson, and Kennedy Prepare for Preliminary Round
May 22, 2012
Amongst those in participation will be three members of the Marshall University women’s track and field team, a trio that will represent the largest Thundering Herd contingent to participate in the event since the 2007-2008 season.
Each of the three ladies is regionally ranked in the top-25 of her respective event, beginning with Vanessa Jules and her No. 19 ranking in the East Region high jump. The junior from
Javelin thrower and school record holder Amanda Kennedy will enter the prelims with a No. 24 regional ranking and a No. 67 national ranking after throwing for a season-best distance of 149-7. The Bentleyville,
Jasia Richardson will be the Herd’s other participant and will compete in the triple jump at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday after earning regional and national rankings of 25 and 43 with a 12.87m jump earlier in the season.
“This is a fantastic honor for all three girls who have qualified for nationals,” said head coach Jeff Small. “We are looking for great performances from all three ladies. If they have outstanding days in their events they each have the potential to advance to the final round, but they will have to bring their A-game to
After the conclusion of the East Preliminary Round, the Final Round of the NCAA Championships will take place in