Mckenzie Scheil, Jadin Wagner and Cade Kalkowski were announced Tuesday evening as qualifiers for the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, scheduled for May 27-29 in Allendale, Mich.
Scheil is a national qualifier in the hammer throw for the second time in her Wildcat career after earning All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in 2019. She won the hammer throw at last weekend’s NSIC Championships with a mark of 195 feet, 6 1/2 inches and enters the NCAA national championships ranked third in Div. II with a season-best throw of 198-1 at the Sioux City Relays April 16. Scheil will compete in the hammer throw on Thursday at 5:10 p.m.
Scheil is also a national qualifier in the shot put and will compete on Saturday at 5 p.m. She is ranked 15th in NCAA Div. II with a top mark of 48-11 at last weekend’s NSIC Championships. It’s the first time Scheil has qualified for outdoor nationals in the shot put.
Wagner is a national qualifier in the hammer throw for the first time as a Wildcat. She ranks 13th in NCAA Div. II with a season-best throw of 186-4 at the WSC Challenge May 1 and will compete at nationals on Thursday at 5:10 p.m. Wagner is now a three-time NCAA national qualifier after making the 2018 outdoor nationals as a freshman in the shot put and the 2019 indoor nationals in the shot put as a sophomore.
Kalkowski is a national qualifier in the hammer throw. It’s the third time that Kalkowski has qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw.
Last weekend, Kalkowski claimed a third straight NSIC championship in the event with a top mark of 206-10. Kalkowski currently ranks eighth in NCAA Div. II this season with a season-best throw of 215-0 at the Sioux City Relays April 16. He will compete on Thursday at 2 p.m.
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