#NCAATF Podium Hunt: Sandi Morris
This is the continued series leading up to the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships in which the Razorbacks’ top qualifiers are featured. For the 12th time since first hosting in 2000, Fayetteville serves as the host site for the national meet. This year’s NCAA Indoor Championships will be contested March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
A two-day, all-session ticket for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships is $30 for general admission. Tickets for the NCAA meet are available for purchase HERE, by contacting the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or visiting the Ticket Center located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road.
Sandi Morris, pole vault
When to Watch
Saturday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. (CT)
How She Qualified
Morris enters this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships with the No. 2 mark in the country. At the SEC meet, she won the pole vault title with a final clearance of 4.66m/15-3.5 which bettered her own school record, broke the SEC meet mark and tied the No. 2 effort in NCAA history. It was her fourth winning performance of 15’ or higher this season. Morris will be joined in the field by teammates Desiree Freier (4.33m/14-2.5) and Ariel Voskamp (4.28m/14-0.5). In recognition of her efforts thus far, Morris was named the Co-SEC Field Athlete of the Year, the first-ever SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and continued to hold a spot on the pre-NCAA Bowerman Watch List.
History at the NCAA Championships
The Greenville, S.C., native is making her second appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a Razorback, and fourth overall; Morris spent the first two seasons of her collegiate career at North Carolina. At the 2013 national indoor meet, she finished in fourth place with a final clearance of 4.35m/14-3.25. The Razorback women have two NCAA title in the pole vault, both by Tina Sutej who won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.
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