VERMILLION, S.D. — Four members of the South Dakota men’s and women’s track and field teams have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships slated for March 8-9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Two-time NCAA Champion Chris Nilsen enters the competition with the third-best pole vault height this season. Nilsen jumped a season-best 18 feet, 10 ¼ inches, at the Summit League Championships to break his own meet record. The junior has been consistent this season, jumping 18-8 ¾ for three-straight weeks. He broke 19 feet six times in 2018. Nilsen is a four-time first-team All-American in the pole vault.