Friday, May 07, 2010

Yes/No: Six NCAA Shot Qualifiers at NSICs?

The collegiate outdoor track conference meet season is upon us, kicking off with the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). This year, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, hosts the NSIC outdoor track meet today and Saturday.

Actually, the meet started last weekend with double meet records in the multis. All-American seniors Heather Miller (St. Cloud State) and Zac Preble (Bemidji State) dominated the multi-events with automatic qualifying marks for the D2 National Meet.

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The multis aren't the only events in which the NSIC excels on a national level. Let us know how well the conference will fare in the women's shot put with this question:

Y/N: Will six or more women provisionally or automatically qualify for D2 Nationals in the shot put at the NSIC meet in Moorhead on Saturday?

There are seven women in the NSIC who have at least provisionally qualified for Nationals in the shot put outdoors. Rebecca Stier of Winona State has an automatic qualifier (47-10 1/2) while the other six all have provisional marks: Mary Theisen - Winona State (46-9 1/2), Melodi Boke - Northern State (46-2 3/4), Elizabeth Crane - Minnesota-Duluth (45-8), Shanai Gulder - Winona State (45-1 1/2), Amanda Madden - Northern State (44-11), Chelsey Brown - Winona State (43-11 1/4). The provisional threshold is 43-5 3/4. At the NSIC indoor meet, six women threw a national-qualifying mark ranging from 44-2 to 49-5 3/4.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 2:00 P.M. CST, Saturday, May 8th. Please put your answer in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will continue to offer a bonus for participants making their debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for any first-time players.

My answer: No

The question from last week was: Will three or more Minnesota high school graduates break 3:45.00 in the 1500 at the Payton Jordan meet on Saturday? The answer was no. Heath and Blankenship ran 3:41 but Finnerty, Richardson and Wasinger were all above 3:45. This question was a stumper for most Yes/No players. Only five people answered correctly this week. One of them was Gregg Robertson and he moved in a two-way tie for first place with ten points.

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1 comment:

Doug said...

The correct answer is no this week. Three throwers tossed national qualifiers led by conference champion Melodi Boke of Northern State.