June 7, 2006

Beauchman Qualifies for Finals at NCAA Championship

June 7, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Jihad Beauchman qualified for finals in the high jump Wednesday afternoon at the NCAA Division I 2006 Outdoor Track & Field Championship, which is currently taking place at Cal State Sacramento's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. The finals for high jump take place Friday, while the meet ends Saturday.

It was on Beauchman's third and final attempt at 2.17 meters (7'1.5") that he managed to clear the bar. This height is a new personal and school record, beating his old record of 2.13 meters. He is ranked sixth going into finals.

Kevin Alexander did not qualify for semifinals in the 400-meter dash with his time of 46.92, but capped a fine season by finishing 25th in the nation.

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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