NAPERVILLE, IL - Two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schools have qualified student-athletes to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships in results released by the NCAA. The event will be held Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
For each women’s individual event, the top 15 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each men’s individual event, the top 13 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each relay event, the top 10 declared relay teams were accepted into the competition.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Defiance College each qualified one student athlete.
RHIT senior Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) enters with the nation's highest high jump performance this season with a leap of 1.78 meters.
Evans swept the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor National Championships for her third and fourth career national titles. The six-time All-American has also been named NCAA Great Lakes Region Athlete of the Year three times and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year five times in her career.
Evans has four career first-place finishes and two national runner-up honors in six previous appearances in NCAA National Championship meets.
Evans will compete in the finals of the women's high jump at 11:00 AM (CST) on Saturday.
Defiance College's Tom Postema (Defiance, Ohio/H.S.) qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the shot put and weight throw for the second consecutive indoor season. The senior will be seeded 11th (16.99 meters) in the shot put and first in the weight throw (20.72 meters) this weekend.
Postema will compete in the finals of the men's weight throw at 10:00 AM (CST) on Friday and the finals of the men's shot put at 11:00 AM (CST) on Saturday.
The top eight finishers in each event will earn All-American honors after the completion of event finals Saturday.