Duvio, seven others, qualify into the NCAA championships


Dylan Duvio's performance in the men's pole vault was among the highlights for Stanford at the NCAA West Track and Field Prelims in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

Eight Cardinal qualified on the third and final day of the meet, and 12 will advance in all to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 10-13.

Duvio, a sophomore, cleared 17-6 1/2 on his third try. The competition ended at that height with 10 over the bar. Duvio was clean until then and would have advanced even with a miss.

Stanford will send five to Eugene in the 5,000 meters – three men and two women.

Jessica Tonn, the national leader, cruised to second in her heat of the women's race, running 16:04.31. She also led sophomore Vanessa Fraser into her first national meet. Fraser was fifth in the heat in 16:04.85 to secure a berth on place.

In the men's 5,000, Sean McGorty (13:53.10), Erik Olson (13:53.37), and Jack Keelan (14:06.60) all advanced. It will be the first NCAA outdoor appearance for redshirt freshmen McGorty and Keelan.

Another redshirt freshman advanced – Victoria Smith in the women's javelin. The Canadian placed 10th.

True freshman Elise Cranny secured a spot in the women's 1,500, placing fifth to earn the final qualifying spot in her heat. She ran 4:19.38.

Of Stanford's 12 NCAA qualifiers, six are in their first seasons of eligibility.

— David Kiefer/Stanford Athletics

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