Four Cougs travel to Austin to compete at NCAA championships

Nick Johnson, Brock Eager’s events to start Wednesday afternoon

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Four Cougs travel to Austin to compete at NCAA championships

Sophomore Mitch Jacobson attempts to clear a jump during a meet April 27 at Mooberry Track.

Sophomore Mitch Jacobson attempts to clear a jump during a meet April 27 at Mooberry Track.

ZACH RUBIO | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Sophomore Mitch Jacobson attempts to clear a jump during a meet April 27 at Mooberry Track.

ZACH RUBIO | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

ZACH RUBIO | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Sophomore Mitch Jacobson attempts to clear a jump during a meet April 27 at Mooberry Track.

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

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Four WSU athletes advance to compete in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships starting at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

WSU redshirt senior hammer thrower Brock Eager competed last weekend in the NCAA West Preliminaries and placed second overall at the meet. He recorded a 228-foot, 6-inch hammer throw punching his third ticket to the NCAA championships. He will start things off for the Cougars at 4 p.m.

In the 110-meter hurdles, junior Nick Johnson secured his ticket to the NCAA championships. He finished ninth overall, advancing with a time of 13.91.

Johnson will compete in the semifinal at 7:32 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. If he advances, the 110-meter hurdles final will start at 8:12 p.m. CDT June 7.

Senior Peyton Fredrickson and sophomore Mitch Jacobson will compete for the Cougars in the men’s high jump event. Fredrickson cleared a 7-feet 1 inch (2.16m) placing ninth overall. Jacobson was followed in a three-way tie for 10th at 7-feet ¼ inch (2.14m). They both compete at 7 p.m. CDT on June 7.

NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships will start with the men’s hammer throw at 4 p.m. CDT June 5 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. Most events can be viewed on ESPN3.