NACC Student-Athletes Wrap Up Day 2 Of NCAA Outdoor Championships

2017 NCAA Championships

GENEVA, Ohio -- The second day of the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded Friday and a pair of student-athletes from the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference qualified for Saturday's finals while Aurora University's Ryan Njegovan earned All-American status.

After winning the discus Thursday, Njegovan placed fifth in the men's shot put with a mark of 16.58 meters to earn All-American honors for the second time of the Championships.

Aurora's Deterrica Simpkins and Lisa Rodriguez both advanced to Saturday's final in the women's 100 meters after seventh (12.17 seconds) and eighth (12.19) place finishes in the preliminary round. Concordia University Chicago's Chelsee Wilson did not advance after placing 21st (12.48) in the preliminaries.

Benedictine University's Matt Fleming finished 13th (10.81) in the men's 100 meters preliminary round and will not advance to Saturday's final.

Aurora's Taylor Jefford placed 14th in the women's 100-meter hurdles preliminaries and missed out on the final.

Benedictine's Alex Tyler placed 21st in the women's high jump with a mark of 1.57 meters.

The three-day event concludes Saturday.