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Augustana Track & Field Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships

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 Augustana Track & Field Ready for NCAA Outdoor Championships

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Four individuals from Augustana track & field will race on the national track at the NCAA National Championships Friday and Saturday in Pueblo, Colorado. Patty Jo English , Megan Means , Nyanas Kur and Andrew Martens will represent the Viking on the national track across three events. The Event The championships will be held Thursday through Saturday in Pueblo, Colorado, hosted by Colorado State Pueblo at the CSU Pueblo Thunderbowl. Live results and a live stream of the championships can be found at The majority of the first day of competition will be preliminary rounds with a chance to advance to the finals later into the weekend. Nyanas Kur will open action for the Vikings on Friday, racing in the 200m dash preliminaries at 6:30 p.m.

Kur hailing from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ran the 11th fastest mark in the nation, grasping a time of 23.59 in the 200-meter dash. Kur holds the program record in the event, breaking the 24 second barrier at the USD Early Bird on April 7. Finals for the 200m will be at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. Andrew Martens will also take the national track on Friday, racing in the 110m hurdles at 7:50 p.m.

Martens, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, native punched his ticket to the national track in the 110m hurdles following a record breaking performance at the NSIC Outdoor Championships. Martens broke his own school record in the event, crossing the finish line in a time of 14.03. Martens' time lands him at 19th in the nation.

Finals for the 110m hurdles will be at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday. Representing the distance squad for Augustana is Patty Jo English and Megan Means . English and Means take the track on Saturday in the finals of the 5,000m. English, hailing from Elko, Minnesota, clocks in the 21st fastest time in all of division II in the 5k race, seeing a time of 16:27.97.

Means, the Norfolk, Nebraska, native holds the 23rd fastest mark in the division with a time of 16:29.67. ––

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