Geneva, Ohio - May 26, 2017 - Springfield College's Alex Niemiec (Chicopee, Mass.) competed in the high jump at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute on Friday afternoon.
A native of Western Massachuseets who recently graduated with a degree in Physical Education, Niemiec tied for 11th out of the 20-competitor field after he cleared a height of 2.00 meters (6-6.75) while jumping in the 17th spot. Niemiec cleared both 1.95 and 2.00 meters but was unable to leap the next height of 2.04.
The 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Championship National Runner-Up in the high jump, Niemiec entered the weekend seeded sixth with a 2.09 meter qualifying height. Earlier this outdoor season, Niemiec captured the NEWMAC and ECAC Championship in the event. He previously went to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2015, where he was the national runner-up in the long jump.