BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in program history, the King University men's track & field team has an athlete qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Vincent Okot qualified for the championships in the triple jump and will compete on Friday, May 26.
During the indoor season, Okot finished sixth in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships, becoming King's first track & field All-American. During the outdoor season, Okot won the Conference Carolinas championship in the triple jump and was selected All-Region by the U.S. Track & field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
On Sunday, Okot broke the outdoor school record with a triple jump of 15.41 meters, and enters the NCAA Championships seeded 11th. He is one of two athletes from the Southeast Region to qualify as he is joined by Wingate University's Nathanael Patterson.
The previous Tornado to qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships was Spencer Frantom in 2013 when he qualified for the 10,000 meter run.
The NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place in Bradenton, Fla., from May 25-27. The triple jump competition is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at 4:45 p.m.