INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Ambat and Catalina Lee Kim will represent the University of La Verne track and field teams next week at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships. The NCAA announced the qualifiers this morning.
The championships will be held May 24-26 at the Veteran's Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wisconsin and are hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Ambat qualified in the long jump with a leap of 7.21m (23-8). The junior, who qualifies for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career, is peaking at the right time. He's broken his own record in the event twice in the last week. He first bested his previous record at the Azusa Pacific Twilight Duals when he lept 22-10. He then broke it again just last Thursday at the Redlands Last Qualifier Meet when he beat his previous mark by 10 inches at 23-8. Ambat heads into the meet ranked 20th.
Lee Kim qualifies in the 100m hurdles for the second straight season. The senior, who was recently named La Verne's Jesse Iles Scafani Female Athlete of the Year, has continually broken her school record in the event the past two seasons. Lee Kim came into the season owning the record with a time of 14.54 and broke it at the Redlands Invite on March 16 when she clocked in at 14.45. She broke it again at the SCIAC Championships in what ended up being her qualifying time at 14.34. Lee Kim heads into the event ranked 12th.
For each men's individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into the competition.Follow ULV Athletics on Twitter Like us on Facebook Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram