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Purnell Qualifies for NCAA National Championship

Purnell Qualifies for NCAA National Championship

The Basics
Event: NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Location: Sacramento State University / Sacramento, Calif.
Results: NCAA West Preliminary Rounds – Saturday Results

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Senior Jaden Purnell qualified for the next round to highlight Saturday's action as the Oral Roberts track and field teams wrapped up competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.

News and Notes
- After scratching on his first two attempts, it came down to possibly the last jump of his collegiate career for Purnell. He was not ready to be done, and Purnell put down a mark of 15.94m (52-3.75) to leap into seventh place, securing his spot at the NCAA National Championship.

- Sasha Wells moved up again in the 100m hurdles to finish 19th overall in a time of 13.59 seconds. Wells entered the meet ranked 30th in the region and finished 22nd in the opening race.

- The men's 4x400m relay team also improved their standing, entering the meet 23rd in the region and finishing 21st on Saturday.

ORU's Saturday Results
Women's 100m Hurdles
19 – Sasha Wells – 13.59

Men's Triple Jump
7 – Jaden Purnell – 15.94m (52-3.75)

Men's 4x400m /Relay
21 – Emmanuel Mwewa, Cameron Neely, Brad Dormeus, Israel Nelson - 3:11.49

Up Next
Purnell will compete in the NCAA National Championship in Austin, Texas, June 5-8.

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