EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State track & field athletes Nick Guerrant and Annie Fuller qualified for the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, as announced by the NCAA Track & Field and Cross Country Committee late Tuesday. Guerrant will compete in the heptathlon, while Fuller will run the women's mile March 8-9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Guerrant's 5,783 points at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 22-23 broke the heptathlon school record he set last year at the same event, and also set a new facility record at the U-M Indoor Track Building. He enters the NCAA Championships with the sixth-best mark in the country this season so far.
Guerrant posted personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles (8.17 seconds) and the 1,000-meter run (2:43.77), while coming up just a hundredth of a second (6.93) from a new personal record in the 60-meter dash last week. Guerrant finished in 13th-place in the heptathlon at last year's NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas.
Fuller is coming off a very strong performance at last week's Big Ten Indoors, capturing two medals for the Spartans. She ran a huge personal best in the women's mile, crossing the line in 4:35.63 to grab third-place and post a top-20 time nationally. Fuller's enters the NCAA Championships as the 11th-seed in the event.
Fuller won her first medal of the weekend for MSU on Friday night, running the fourth and final leg (1,600-meters) of the women's distance medley relay to help the Spartans take gold. The team finished in a time of 11:05.23 to beat rival Michigan, who posted the top time in the country this season the week before.
The NCAA Division I Indoor Championships will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the WATCHESPN App. A re-air of the championship will take place starting at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, March 10 on ESPN2 and again Monday, March 11 starting at 10 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
Want the latest breaking MSU news delivered straight to your email for FREE? Sign up for the DAILY Spartan Nation newsletterWHEN YOU CLICK RIGHT HERE!Don’t miss any of the latest up to the second updates on Michigan State Sports when you follow on Twitter @HondoCarpenter