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Five Cal Poly athletes miss out on bid to qualfiy for NCAA track and field championships

Megan Mooney posted the top finish of Cal Poly’s five competitors on Friday, taking 34th place in the women’s javelin at the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Meet in Lawrence, Kan.

Much of the competition from the first day was postponed to Friday because of inclement weather, and several events were pushed back to Saturday as lightning continued to cause delays.

Mooney, a redshirt freshman and the defending Big West Conference champion in the javelin, had a mark of 146 feet, 6 inches. That throw was on Thursday and carried over into Friday’s completion of the event.

Senior Alex Zeibert was 35th in the men’s javelin, with a mark of 196-10. Teammate Devin Bennett, another senior, was 43rd with a mark of 180-10.

Another senior, Nick Woolf, placed 47th in the men’s 3,000 steeplechase in a time of 9 minutes, 30.97 seconds. He is a three-time Big West champion in the event.

Sophomore Danielle Taylor did not clear a height in the women’s high jump.

Six Mustangs will compete Saturday, weather permitting. Arnie Sambel is in the men’s discus, Katie Izzo is in the women’s 1,500, Kendal Nielsen is in the women’s triple jump, Peyton Bilo is in the women’s 5,000, and Swarnjit Boyal and Clayton Hutchins are in the men’s 5,000.