Sprinter Breyan Miller and Thrower Whitney Leuenberger to Compete at NAIA Indoor National Championship

Sprinter Breyan Miller and Thrower Whitney Leuenberger to Compete at NAIA Indoor National Championship

DICKINSON, ND- Senior sprinter Breyan Miller and sophomore thrower Whitney Leuenberger have put together strong regular seasons and have come out as the lone qualifiers for the Blue Hawks.

“We’re excited about the chance they have to go out there and compete and hopefully finish their indoor season off the right way,” DSU head coach Jace Schillinger said. “Both have come on here late in the season along with the rest of our team.”

Miller is no stranger to nationals. He has qualified four times — two for indoor and two for outdoor — in his time at DSU and looks use the indoor nationals as a chance to help finish his running career strong. Miller will run in the 60- and 200-meters dashes with preliminaries starting on Friday.

“Competition-wise, she’s great, she’s an adrenaline thrower, which is great to see because she pops the biggest one in competition, which is what you like to see obviously,” Mines added. “We’re just working on some technique stuff. Her finish is getting better. We’re trying to get her to stay longer on her finish in the front. She’s been a little short there and if we can get her feet under her, we’ll have some good throws out of her.”

At the North Star Athletic Association meet on Feb. 21, Leuenberger’s final throw in shot put measured at 42 feet, 4 inches — just long enough to win the conference and guarantee her indoor season would continue.

Best of luck to Breyan and Whitney.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The official qualifiers for the 2015 NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships have been announced by the national office on Friday. The 50th annual men's and 35th annual women's events will take place March 5 - 7 in Geneva, Ohio.

For the fifth-straight year, the SPIRE Institute will serve as the host venue. There are over 140 men's and women's teams that will make the trip to Geneva. The championships begin on March 5 with the women's pentathlon at 1 p.m. EST and the men's heptathlon at 1:30 p.m. Last year, the Oklahoma Baptist women repeated for the second-straight season and the Indiana Tech men earned their first-ever banner in the team competition.

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