Four Lumberjacks Headed to Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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ARCATA, Calif. – Four Humboldt State track and field student-athletes have earned a spot in the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C., at the Irwin Belk Complex.Senior Annie Roberts qualified in the 10k and will be joined by sophomore Brailee VandenBoom who will compete in the high jump. Junior Dustyn Salomon will represent the Green and Gold in the 3000m steeplechase, and sophomore Brayden Leach will run the 800m.HSU sent seven to Bradenton, Fla., last season and 17 Lumberjacks have earned a spot in Nationals since 2010.Roberts captured her qualifying time (35:36.61) at the SF State Distance Carnival on March 30. Her qualifying time also ranked her first in the HSU program record book and surpassed Bridget Berg’s mark that stood since 2012. The senior was also challenging for a spot in the 5k event but finished the season ranked 29th nationally. She is the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s reigning 10k champion and crossed the finish line in 36:58.96 at the conference meet.VandenBoom recorded her highest jump (1.72m) back in March but never stopped trying to improve on the mark. The Eatonville, Wash., native finished first in the high jump at last week’s Portland Twilight meet and earned a fourth-place finish at the CCAA Championships. She was tabbed a United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region selection on Monday.Salomon posted a deep provisional qualifying mark (9:01.54) late in the season at the Mt. SAC Relays and it stuck. His 3000m steeplechase mark ranked 19th nationally and was eighth-best in the West Region. The Miranda, Calif., product finished fourth in the steeplechase at the CCAA Championships.Leach was also named an All-Region selection on Monday and his 800m time ranked third in the West. His qualifying time (1:50.14), which he recorded en route to a championship at the conference meet, ranks second in the …

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