Three UWS Throwers Qualify for Nationals

By KBJR News 1

May 17, 2013 Updated May 17, 2013 at 9:44 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Three UW-Superior throwers have qualified for the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships, which will be held May 23-25 in La Crosse, Wis.

Senior Katie Capriglione and sophomore Vicki Vinokur will compete at the NCAAs on the women's side, while senior Nils Hansen has qualified on the men's side.

Capriglione will compete in the hammer throw for the second time in three years, that after she posted a career-best mark of 168 feet, 3.5 inches on Friday at the Augustana Qualifier.

Vinokur, meanwhile, qualified for the national meet in the discus after totaling 141 feet, 8 inches on Thursday at the UW-La Crosse Qualifier.

Hansen will round out the UW-Superior representation by competing in the discus, that after throwing a personal record of 162 feet, 6 inches at the UW-La Crosse qualifier.

He also competed at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships this past March, where he was in the weight throw competition.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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