CARROLLTON, Ga. - This has been a week to remember for University if West Georgia high jumper Trisan Haughton. On Thursday, she graduated from UWG with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Managment, then on Saturday in Montevallo, Ala., she set a new school record in the high jump with a leap of 1.7 meters.
The leap in Alabama was a record in two ways, as she becomes the second UWG athlete in school history to hit a provisional qualifying mark, putting her in line for a potential trip to the NCAA Championships next week. Haughton becomes next in a long line of UWG athletss who have hit an NCAA provisional mark. Teammate Ashley Davis was the first from West Georgia to accomplish the feat, becoming the first NCAA provisional qualifier for the Wolves in the spring of 2016. Davis hit the mark in the 200m, then received the call that she was going to the NCAA Championships at the last minute.
The provisional mark does not guarantee a spot in the NCAA Division II Travk and Field Championships. The NCAA will determine how many athletes are invited, then match that with the number of athletes who reached the regular qualifying mark in a particular discipline. If more are needed to compete, those who have hit the provisional mark are next in line, but without hitting that mark, the season is complete.