Wertman set for nationals

EUGENE, Ore. — Cassie Wertman, a 2012 graduate of Southridge High School, will compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., this weekend. The University of Tennessee sophomore qualified in the shot put by throwing a personal-best heave of 56 feet, 7 inches at the NCAA Regional.

Wertman is seeded third of 24 throwers in the field, just behind top-seeded Dani Bunch of Purdue and Christian Hillman of Iowa State.

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