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Big Rapids, Mich. - Two members of the Ferris State University men's outdoor track and field squad have officially earned berths in the 2017 NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will take place May 25-27 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
The NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced the participants for the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event will be hosted by the University of Tampa along with the IMG Academy.
A total of 754 participants, 377 men and 377 women, will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event.
The complete list of qualifiers is available at http://www.leonetiming.com/2017/Outdoor/NCAADII/. Heat sheets will be available at this same website early this coming week.
This year, Cok previously claimed All-America honors by placing sixth overall in the high jump at the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships. He holds the sixth-best performance during the outdoor season at 2.12 meters (6-11.50) of the 19 qualifiers selected to compete in the high jump. Cok had his best performance of the outdoor season at the Al Owens Classic in Allendale this year and finished among the top three overall in all six of his competitions during the outdoor campaign, including two first-place efforts and three runner-up performances. His top mark set a school record in the outdoor high jump this season.
Meanwhile, Stillwell presently has the 15th-best mark in the hammer throw at 60.66 meters (199-0) of 20 selected competitors going into the national championships. His top mark also came at the Al Owens Classic on April 21st. Stillwell twice won the hammer throw in outdoor action this year while also placing second in two different meets. Presently, his 60.66 effort ranks second all-time in school outdoor history.
Stillwell will compete in the men's hammer throw on the opening day of the national meet on May 25 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) with Cok slated to take part in the high jump on the final day of action Saturday (May 27) starting at 5:30 p.m.
The championships will be streamed live on www.NCAA.com.