The final day of the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships was Saturday, May 25, at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, as five North Coast Athletic Conference athletes competed in the finals of their respective events.
Wabash junior RaShawn Jones (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) registered a podium performance in the men's 110-meter hurdles, coming home in fifth place. The Little Giant hurdler clocked in at 14.48 seconds, earning his second All-American finish in as many seasons. Jones also finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 2018.
Wooster senior David Westcott (Lake Forest, IL/Millbrook (NY)) finished 10th in the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, timing in at 9:26.00.
Oberlin's Hank Sinn (Latty, OH/Wayne Trace) finished 11th in the men's hammer throw at the championships. The senior registered a heave of 56.06 meters.
Wabash freshman Preston Whaley (Fort Worth, TX/Chisholm) collected 11th place in the men's triple jump, leaping 14.81 meters. The mark was a career-best for the freshman.
Allegheny senior Emily Forner (Beaver, PA/Beaver Area) finished 16th in the women's 5,000-meter run, crossing in 18:28.32.
In the team standings, the Ohio Wesleyan women finished tied for 23rd with 10 points after Cirrus Robinson (Columbus, OH/Ashland) won the women's high jump with a leap of 3.7 meters on Friday. The Oberlin women finished tied for 60th with three team points from freshman Sarah Voit's (Cincinnati, OH/Mcauley) sixth-place finish in the pole vault on Thursday. Lastly, the Wabash men finished in a tie for 57th in the team standings with four points after Jones' fifth-place finish in the 110 hurdles.
The 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships continued with the second day of competition on Friday, May 24, at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio with two North Coast student-athletes competing in the high jump and the 110m hurdles.
Ohio Wesleyan's Cirrus Robinson (Columbus, OH/Ashland) highlighted day two as she won her second-consecutive outdoor national championship in the high jump. The junior cleared the first five heights on her first attempt ending at 5'07.00". When the height was moved to 5'08.00", all seven competitors could not clear the bar and Robinson claimed the 2019 title based on the fewest missed attempts. She is now a four-time national champion after winning back-to-back titles in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and two national titles in the indoor high jump.
Wabash junior RaShawn Jones (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) finished first in the 110m hurdles prelims on Friday with a career-best time of 14.28. He will now advance to Saturday's finals which are scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
On Thursday, Wooster senior David Westcott (Lake Forest, IL/Millbrook (NY)) finished sixth in the prelims of the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.00. He is scheduled to compete in Saturday's finals at 11:45 a.m.
Yet to compete are Allegheny senior Emily Forner (Beaver, PA/Beaver Area), Oberlin senior Hank Sinn (Latty, OH/Wayne Trace) and Wabash freshman Preston Whaley (Fort Worth TX/Chisholm). Whaley will compete in the triple jump prelims on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The 2019 NCAC Field Athlete and Newcomer of the Year is tabbed as the 14th seed with a leap of 14.61m. Sinn will compete in the hammer throw prelims at 1:45 p.m., entering the championship with a top-20 mark of 57.29m, while Forner, the 2019 NCAC Distance/Middle Distance Athlete of the Year, holds the top seed time among qualifiers at 16:33.01 and will compete in the 5,000 meter finals at 3:00 p.m.
The 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships began on Thursday (May 23) in Geneva, Ohio, and four conference athletes took center stage in their respective events.
Oberlin freshman Sarah Voit (Cincinnati, OH/Mcauley) highlighted the day with a podium finish of sixth place in the women's pole vault finals. The first-year cleared 3.85 meters (12-07.5) on her first attempt, becoming the only pole volter in Oberlin history to achieve All-American status.
Making her first nationals appearance, Oberlin junior Oona Jung-Beeman (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) finished 20th in the prelims of the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:32.75.
Allegheny's Sarah Hevener (Hilliard, OH/Hilliard Bradley) placed 22nd in the finals of the women's 10,000-meter run. The senior completed the race in 38:41.20.
On the men's side, Wooster senior David Westcott (Lake Forest, IL/Millbrook (NY)) finished sixth in the prelims of the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.00. Westcott advances to Saturday's finals, slated for 11:45 a.m.
Day-2 of the NCAA Track & Field Championships will be on Friday, May 24, from the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.