HCAC Sends Four Athletes to NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships
LINCOLN, NE - Three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schools have qualified student-athletes to the 2014 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 14-15, at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska.
For each women’s individual event, the top 17 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each men’s individual event, the top 15 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each relay event, the top 12 declared relay teams were accepted into the competition.
Anderson University qualified two student athletes, while Manchester University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology each qualified one student athlete.
Anderson juniors Alex Friske (McHenry, Ill./H.S.) and Max Kittle (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee-Crown) each qualified for the women's and men's 60-meter hurdles. Friske qualified 12th, while Kittle has the seventh best mark this indoor season.
Manchester's Bridgette Rowe (LaQuinta, Calif./H.S.) qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the high jump for the first time in her career. The junior will be seeded 10th this weekend.
Rose-Hulman's Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery (Lafayette, La./Episcopal Acadiana) will compete in the women's mile after qualifying 15th overall.
The top eight finishers in each event will earn All-American honors after the completion of event finals Saturday.