Reynolds Selected for NCAA Indoor Championships

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PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore high jumper Maalik Reynolds was selected by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee on Monday night to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 9-10, in Nampa, Idaho.

Reynolds was one of 17 high jumpers to reach the NCAA Championship meet. The event begins at 3 p.m. MST (5 p.m. Eastern) on Saturday.

ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 9 from 7:30-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10 from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. and will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (12:30-8 pm ET).

Reynolds, who was also selected to the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships and was a first-team All-American at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, enters the meet seeded seventh in the event. He set a school record at the 105th Millrose Games on Feb. 11 with a jump of 2.23 meters (7 feet, 3 3/4 inches). Kansas State's Erik Kynard owns the top jump in the nation this year at 2.31 meters.

Reynolds was unable to compete at this meet last year due to illness. But with his seventh-place finish in the high jump at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Reynolds became the first Penn men's All-American since Courtney Jaworski earned the honor in the 800 meters in 2005. Reynolds scored for Penn at the NCAA championship meet with his height of 2.14 meters (7 feet, 1/4 inches).

The Atlanta, Ga., native will compete for Penn's first individual national championship since Brian Chaput (javelin) and Sam Burley (800) each claimed national titles at the 2003 outdoor meet. No Penn athlete has ever won an indoor national championship.