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Michael Quesenberry is one of nine Fighting Hawks to qualify for the NCAA West Outdoor Preliminary Round.
School-record nine qualify for NCAA regionals
Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 05/17/2018
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota will send a school-record nine student-athletes to the 2017-18 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round in Sacramento May 24-26.

North Dakota’s participants at the regional meet will include: Matt Culhane (discus), Molli Detloff (discus, hammer), Jessica Drady (hammer), Chris Evenson (discus), Kyley Foster (pole vault), Destinee Haas (discus), Nolan Hovland (high jump), Michael Quesenberry (shot put) and Katelyn Weber (shot put).

It is the third regional appearance for Detloff, who also qualified in 2016-17 and 2014-15, and the second straight appearance for both Foster and Weber. Culhane, Drady, Evenson, Haas, Hovland and Quesenberry will all be making their first appearances.

“All nine are from our jumps and throws groups, which indicates just what a fantastic job [assistant coaches] Joe Silvers and Drew Jones are doing for us,” said North Dakota Head Coach Kevin Galbraith. “When you have good coaches who recruit good, solid people, nice things happen to your program and this group of nine is the proof. I’m very happy and couldn’t be more proud.”

For more information on the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, please visit http://www.rtspt.com/ncaa/d1outdoor18/.

UND’S NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY QUALIFIERS (All times Central)

Matt Culhane
Event: Discus (Friday, May 25 @ 2 pm)
West Rank: 35th (179’ 4” / 54.67m)
Big Sky Rank: 3rd


Molli Detloff

Event: Discus (Friday, May 25 @ 6:30 pm)
West Rank: 17th (176’ 7” / 53.82m)
Big Sky Rank: 1st

Event: Hammer (Saturday, May 26 @ 2 pm)
West Ranking: 5th (219’ 6” / 66.90m)
Big Sky Rank: 2nd

Jessica Drady
Event: Hammer (Saturday, May 26 @ 2 pm)
West Rank: 48th (187’ 11” / 57.28m)
Big Sky Rank: 4th

Chris Evenson
Event: Discus (Friday, May 25 at 2 pm)
West Rank: 38th (178’ 10” / 54.52m)
Big Sky Rank: 4th

Kyley Foster
Event: Pole Vault (Friday, May 25 @ 6:30 pm)
West Rank: 16th (13’ 9.25” / 4.20m)
Big Sky Rank: 1st

Destinee Haas
Event: Discus (Friday, May 25 @ 6:30 pm)
West Rank: 42nd (170’ 2” / 51.86m)
Big Sky Rank: 2nd

Nolan Hovland
Event: High Jump (Saturday, May 26 @ 6 pm)
West Rank: 22nd (7’ 0.25” / 2.14m)
Big Sky Rank: t-1st

Michael Quesenberry
Event: Shot Put (Saturday, May 26 @ 6:30 pm)
West Rank: 42nd (58’ 6” / 17.83m)
Big Sky Rank: 3rd

Katelyn Weber
Event: Shot Put (Thursday, May 24 @ 6:30 pm)
West Rank: 42nd (50’ 4” / 15.34m)
Big Sky Rank: 1st

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