Missouri Western’s Thompson qualifies for NCAA Track & Field National Championships

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ST. JOSEPH – Missouri Western’s Phil Thompson will be remembered as the first Griffon to qualify for both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championships. The senior qualified for the triple jump at the outdoor national championships as announced, Tuesday, by the NCAA.

Thompson’s 15.54m jump is 11th best in DII, making him one of 20 competitors in the event at the national championships May 24-26 at the Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, North Carolina. The senior finished third in the triple jump at the indoor national championships earlier this year after being seeded 14th. As a sophomore at St. Joseph’s College, Thompson finished 12th in the triple jump at the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.

— MWSU Athletics —

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