Track & Field

Ramblers Qualify Four For NCAA West Regional
May 18, 2017

NCAA West Regional Meet Headquarters

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Four members of the Loyola University Chicago track & field teams have qualified for the 2017 NCAA Track & Field West Regional in Austin, Texas, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.

Slated to represent the Ramblers in the Lone Star State are redshirt senior Jake Mazanke, junior Kiera Washpun, sophomore Kevin White and freshman Eric Burns.

Mazanke and White will both see action in the 800m run. Mazanke, out of suburban St. Charles, Ill., closed the outdoor season ranked 25th on the regional leaderboard in the event after posting an impressive time of 1:48.98 at the Pepsi Florida Relays. White, a native of Wooster, Ohio, used a scintillating run of 1:49.25 just under two weeks ago at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic to punch his postseason ticket. White completed a clean sweep of the Missouri Valley Conference's 800m run indoor and outdoor titles this past weekend as he edged out Mazanke by just eight one-hundredths of a second at the outdoor league meet.

In the field, Washpun and Burns are set to take flight in the long jump. Over the weekend, Washpun captured the first conference title of her collegiate career. The Iowa City, Iowa product recorded a wind legal leap of 19-11.50 (6.08m) to finish atop the leaderboard and lock up her postseason berth. Burns enjoyed a breakout freshman campaign in Rogers Park that saw him rack up six victories in the event between the indoor and outdoor seasons. Out of New Carlisle, Ind., Burns reached an outdoor season-best of 25-02.00 (7.67m) en route to a runner-up finish at the Musco Twilight.

Action at the three-day event begins on Thursday, May 25 at Mike A. Meyers Stadium in Austin, Texas. More information on the meet, including a full schedule of events and links to watch live, can be accessed through the NCAA West Regional Meet Headquarters Page. Stay tuned to www.loyolaramblers.com for a full preview of the NCAA West Regional next week.

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