Wisconsin-Superior senior thrower Fauston Wirtz of Esko is headed to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Wirtz earned the right to compete in the hammer throw after another competitor withdrew from the meet for medical reasons. Wirtz finished just outside the top-20 spots needed to gain automatic entry to event. His best mark of the season was a school-record 56.00 meters achieved at the Cornell College Invitational on April 6.

He will compete in Geneva, Ohio, on Saturday, beginning at 12:45 p.m. with the preliminary round and finals to follow.