AUSTIN, Texas - Three Western Illinois track and field student-athletes concluded their 2012 outdoor season Thursday and Friday (May 24-25) after competing in the West Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas.
Nichole Manning (women's pole vault), Dana LaRue (women's shot put), and Nathaniel Marshall (men's hammer throw) each concluded their impressive 2012 campaigns after finishing tied for 20th, tied for 38th, and 45th, in their respect events.
Manning (Kansas City, Mo./Winnetonka), who cleared a height of 13-02.50 at The Summit League Championships to set the pole vault program record placing third overall, vaulted a height of 12-10.25 and placed tied for 20th in the West Region.
LaRue (South Holland, Ill./Thornwood), who used a personal best throw of 51-00.25 to place second in the women's shot put at The Summit League Championships, placed tied for 38th in the West Region with a throw of 46-07.25.
Marshall (Bushnell, Ill./Bushnell-Prairie City), who placed second in the men's hammer throw at The Summit League Championships with a toss of 191-11, placed 45th in the West Region with a throw of 172-04.
Jamario Taylor (men's high jump) will compete for a chance to move on to the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Saturday. The men's high jump is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
Follow Saturday's action HERE.