DeWeerd and Clausen at NAIA Nationals

National qualifiers Caleb DeWeerd and Madelyn Clausen competed in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Brookings, South Dakota.  DeWeerd took to the track on Friday to race in the 1,000 meter and Clausen was in action on Saturday in high jump competition.

DeWeerd qualified for the 1,000 meter with a time of 2:30.09 and held the second fastest time in the field of 21 runners. In the semifinal race he posted a time of 2:32.66 and was just two seconds out of the mark needed to move on to the finals. Overall he finished in 12th place.

Clausen was one of 33 high jumpers competing for a top place.  She cleared the starting height of 5-01.75 (1.57 meters) on her second attempt and matched her personal best on her third attempt at 5-03.75 (1.62 meters).  She bowed out of the competition on the next height and finished in 15th place overall.