|Posted February 28, 2012|
NCAA selects Wyatt to compete in two events at nationals
Pack senior qualifies for Indoor Championships for first time in her career.
Related: NCAA Division II Indoor Track National Qualifiers (Women)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (GoThunderWolves.com - Feb. 28, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo senior Danita Wyatt (Sr., Aurora, Colo.) will have two chances to earn her second All-American honor on March 9-10, as the NCAA selected her to compete in both the long jump and triple jump at the Division II National Championships.
Wyatt, who previously turned in an automatic qualifying mark in the long jump earlier this season, knew she would participating in that event. She had only turned in a provisionally qualifying jump in the triple jump, however, which meant that her marks had to rank high enough on the NCAA's performance list in order for her entry to be accepted in the triple jump.
Entering the NCAA Division II National Championships, being held in Mankato, Minn. March 9-10, she is ranked 5th in the nation in the long jump and 8th in the triple jump.
Wyatt also provisionally qualified in the indoor pentathlon, as well, but her entry was not accepted by the NCAA, ranked 28th in the nation.
Also qualifying provisionally this season was Holli Salazar (Jr., Hayden, Colo.) in the weight throw, but since her mark was ranked 39th in the nation, she too was not accepted to compete at nationals.
Wyatt will try to become the first ThunderWolf since Cindy Pool to attain multiple track and field All-American honors (Pool attained indoor and outdoor honors in 1983). No ThunderWolf has been named an All-American three times.