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College track: Bison men's relay, two women's team throwers headed to NCAA championships

NDSU's 4x400 relay team and Amy Phillips and Kari Wolfe will compete in the Division I championships June 9 in Eugene, Oregon, following their performances over the weekend at the West prelims.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — North Dakota State men’s 4x400m relay team and two women's team throwers are headed to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

In the final event of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds on Friday, the Bison team of Adrian Harris, Jacob Levin, Jacob Rodin and Cody Roder raced to a school-record 3:05.57, shattering by two seconds the record they set at the Summit League Championships less than two weeks before.

NDSU earned the final automatic qualifying spot for the national meet by taking third place in its heat Friday.

It will be the first-ever trip to the NCAA Championships at the Division I level for an NDSU men’s 4x400m squad.

The NDSU women will be represented by Amy Phillips in the hammer throw and Kari Wolfe in the javelin at the outdoor championships.

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Phillips threw 223-1 in the hammer throw, good for fourth place. She will make her first appearance at the championships. Phillips qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2021, earning second team All-America honors in the weight throw.

Wolfe is headed back to the national meet in the javelin for the second straight year after throwing 171-9 to finish sixth. Last year, she placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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