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Vlastuin set for long jump...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 06/04/2012 11:22:28

South Dakota State men's track and field jumper Jared Vlastuin is set to compete in the long jump at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship...

The championship is slated to begin on June 6 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Vlastuin qualified in the long jump with a mark of 25 feet, three and one-half inches to finish 10th. He made the mark with his second jump in the preliminary stage. The distance was one-half inch short of his season-best at the 2012 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which was a school record and stadium record.

Vlastuin entered the West Prelim as the No. 13 seed.

The 10th-place finish continued a stellar season for Vlastuin, who won four long jump titles this season (Bryan Clay Invite, USF Relays and Dakota Duals), which included a league championship. Vlastuin set the school record at the league championships with a mark of 25 feet, four inches, to top his own previous mark by two inches.

Vlastuin received Male Field Championship MVP of the 2012 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as well.

Long jump trials and final are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6.

Complete championship information, including results, streaming and ticket information is available at NCAA Championship Central (Drake). Further information is also available at USTFCCCA National Championships Central.

Information on all nine Summit League participants is available on The Summit League website.

Complete schedule of events is available at the beginning of this article.

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