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Four Wildcats to Compete at NCAA Indoor Championships

Mar 10, 2021

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TUCSON, Ariz. – After a successful regular indoor season, Samantha Noennig, Lillian Lowe, Israel Oloyede and Jordan Geist will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Thursday and Friday. Oloyede will kick off competition on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. MST. Geist and Noennig will compete on Friday at 10:00 a.m. MST followed by Lowe at 3:30 p.m. The meet will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

Samantha Noennig enters the national competition with the best shot put mark in the NCAA. Her qualifying performance of 18.25m (59-10.5) broke the school record and Texas Tech Shootout meet record. She has been undefeated through four competitions this season and was named USTFCCCA West Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year. This will be Noennig's first trip to the NCAA Championships as a Wildcat, but she holds the 2019 Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put Titles from her time at Arizona State.

Israel Oloyede will travel to Fayetteville with the second-best weight throw mark in the NCAA. He punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year after improving his own school record mark for the third time this season with a throw of 23.18m (76-0.75). He was named Men's Field MVP at the Championships at the Peak for his qualifying performance. 

Lillian Lowe is headed back to the National Championships with the fifth best high jump mark of 1.83m (6-0). She hit her new indoor PR at the Championships at the Peak where she was named Women's Field MVP. Lowe competed at the 2019 Indoor Championships where she cleared 1.81m (5-11.25) to finish seventh

Jordan Geist will be making his third trip to the Indoor Championships, competing in the shot put contest. He threw his qualifying mark of 20.37m (66-10) at the Texas Tech Shootout, giving him the eighth best mark in the country. In both of his appearances at the national meet, he placed fifth with throws of 20.28m (2019) and 19.63m (2018)

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