Jorgensen Qualifies Automatically for NCAA Championships in Javelin
May 14, 2001
Virginia’s Inge Jorgensen (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) threw a personal best 53.42m (175′ 3″) in the javelin this weekend at the UNC-NCCU May Madness meet in Chapel Hill, good enough to send her to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June. Jorgensen, who took second at the meet with her toss, threw more than two meters farther than her top throw this season to take the top qualifying mark in the NCAA.
Her teammate, Brian Kollar (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial), was the men’s champion at the meet, keeping him undefeated on the year. Kollar out-threw fellow Cavalier John Welch (Upper St. Clair, Pa./Upper St. Clair), who was the runner-up at the meet. Kollar is currently ranked third in the NCAA with a toss of 74.22m which he threw en route to winning the Cape Fear Classic in March. Kollar has qualified automatically to the championshops, which will take place May 30-June 2 in Oregon.
Other Cavaliers who have qualified proivisionally for the championships include Welch (69.10m), Dana Coons, Vienna, Va./James Madison), who qualified in both the 5000m (16:33.36) and 10000m (34:24.72), Dawn Cleary (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge), Steeple, 10:46.67, and Kiamesha Otey (Quinton, Va./New Kent) who qualified in both the 100m (11.43) and the long jump (6.22m)