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Kelsey Titzman of Texas State, throwing during the women’s shot put competition at last weekend’s NCAA West Regional track and field meet in Austin, qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. SAN MARCOS MECURY PHOTO by JON SHAPLEY.

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Texas State’s Timothy Young, center, placed 11th overall with a time of 13.86 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles semifinals during the weekend, qualifying for the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. SAN MARCOS MECURY PHOTO by JON SHAPLEY.

STAFF REPORT

Texas State will have three athletes in the NCAA Track and Field Final Championships to be held on the campus of Oregon in Eugene, OR, June 5-8.

At last weekend’s West Regional, Texas State senior Timothy Young qualified for the national finals in the 110-meter hurdles while senior Kelsey Titzman qualified in the shot put. Senior heptathlete Danessa Lyssy qualified for those finals through her performance in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) meet.

Young advanced to the regional quarterfinals in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 100-meter dash, but the hurdles proved to be his event. He finished 10th in the first round with a time of 14.14 but improved a great deal to lower his time to 13.86 and finish 11th in the quarterfinals for the right to advance to the final championships. The top 12 qualify.

Titzman was equally impressive, actually winning her preliminary group. However, of all the west region competitors, Titzman finished eighth overall with a throw of 16.56 meters. As the final championships accept the top 12, Titzman was in with plenty of room to spare.
 

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