Dendinger, Sullivan to compete at Indoor Nationals
Michaela Dendinger and Robert Sullivan of Wayne State College were announced late Tuesday afternoon as national qualifiers for the NCAA Div. II Indoor Track and Field Championships, set for March 9-10 in Pittsburg, Kan.
For the second straight year, Dendinger is a national qualifier in the women’s shot put and weight throw while Sullivan is a repeat qualifier in the men’s heptathlon.
Dendinger, a senior from Coleridge, will compete in the weight throw on Friday, March 9 at 4:55 p.m. She posted a season-best mark of 65 feet, 6 inches, a new WSC school record, on Friday to win the NSIC weight throw and has the second-best throw in NCAA Div. II entering the national championships. Dendinger also qualified in the shot put on Saturday, March 10 at 5:05 p.m. and has the top mark in the country after recording a mark of 54-10 1/2, also a new WSC school record, at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 2.
Sullivan, a junior from Bennington, will compete in the two-day heptathlon starting Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 12 p.m. He was a repeat champion in the NSIC heptathlon this season with a new school-record point total of 5,226 points, which ranks 10th in NCAA Div. II entering the national meet.