Women's Track & Field Has Three Earn Ticket To Nationals

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Lewis Women's Track & Field Has Three Earn Ticket To Nationals

Published: February 28, 2018.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Allison Heinzer (Sugar Grove, Ill., Kaneland HS), Lane Kadlec (Lockport, Ill./Lockport), and Cierra Pulliam (Plainfield, Ill., Romeoville) will be making the trip to Pittsburg, Kansas for the National Indoor Championships.

Pulliam recorded a season best 13.02 meter leap to head to nations which was second best in the nation. She also earned a qualification in the long jump with a 6.04 mark ranking fifth nationally.

Heinzer earned two the national qualification after recording a season best in both the 200 meter dash with 24.24 and the 400 meter run with 55.46. In the 200 Heinzer had the sixth best time nationally and tenth best in the 400.

Kadlec heads to nationals in the weight throw with a 14.66 meter toss ranking 24th in the nation.

"The women's team has a high expectation, for a top 15 team finish." Lewis track and field head coach Dana Schwarting said. "The athletes we have in the meet all have nationals experience, and should be ready to make some noise at the meet."

This is Pulliam's third nationals appearance, and Heinzer's and Kadlec's second.

The NCAA Championship will take place March 9-10.

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