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ANDERSON, Ind. - Indiana University East freshman long jumper Brandon Muncie became the first Red Wolves track and field athlete to qualify for a national meet with his winning leap at the Anderson University Raven Outdoor Invitational on April 5.
Muncie posted a leap of 7.29 meters (about 23-11) to finish first in the event. Muncie's distance qualified him for the NAIA Track and Field National Championship in May.
Muncie also won the triple jump with a mark of 13.23 (about 43-5).
Both of Muncie's marks established IU East school records.
IU East also got first-place finishes from redshirt senior Vanessa Legg in the women's high jump and freshman Andrea Brower in the women's shot put.
Legg won the high jump with a leap of 1.47 meters (about 4-10).
Brower won the shot with a school-record heave of 12.36 meters (about 40-7).
Two more Red Wolves set school records.
Freshman Trevor Tucker (Batesville, Ind./Batesville High School) broke his own school record in the 100 with an 11.29.
Sophomore Cory McKinney (Eaton, Ohio/Eaton High School) broke his own school record in the hammer with a throw of 36.96 meters (about 121-3).
"We had a great day," said IU East coach Brett Crowley. "Very proud of our group."
IU East finished fourth in the men's and women's team standings.
Trine won the men's team title. Anderson won the women's team title.
IU East competes at the Little State Invitational on April 13-14 at Indiana Wesleyan University. The meet is open to all non-NCAA Division I programs in the state.
Anderson University Raven Outdoor Invitational results