Amoateng And Chowning Qualify For Nationals

Amoateng And Chowning Qualify For Nationals

Two EMU athletes have qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Senior Grant Amoateng (Bristow, Va./Patriot) claimed a spot in the triple jump, his fourth time going to an indoor or outdoor meet in the event, while freshman Michaela Chowning (Urbanna, Va./Middlesex) earns her first ever trip.

The championships are Thursday through Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

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Amoateng is seeded No. 7 in the triple jump, landing his PR of 14.80m (48ft-6.75in) at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on May 1.

Chowning is No. 10 in the high jump, clearing 1.69m (5ft-6.5in) when she won the ODAC Championships on April 19. She is the first EMU female athlete to head to Nationals since All-American Hannah Chappell-Dick went in the 1500m in 2016.

The women's high jump is scheduled for 11:30am on Friday, while the men's triple jump is Saturday at 11:00am. Amoateng finished 13th in his first two trips to Nationals before taking 11th at the indoor meet earlier this year.

The top 20 men in each event qualify for the National Championships, while the top 22 women qualify for their events. The top eight finishers at the meet will be named All-America.

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