Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern women’s track and field team has qualified four individuals in five events for the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

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Coming off an impressive second-place performance at last weekend’s MIAA Championships, the Lions now are ranked third in the region going into the national championships.

Freshman Brittani Reagan qualified for both the long and triple jump, ranking 16thi in the long jump and 12th in the triple jump.

Melanie Bower (9th) and Sydney Haase (15th) both qualified for the pole vault, whileKylie Cornman qualified 11th in the shot put.