Six athletes look to improve upon previous career and season bests by competing at North Central College of Naperville, Ill.'s Gregory Invitational Wednesday and Thursday, May 16 and 17.
Meet details: Action begins at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday at NCC's Benedetti-Wehrli Track and Field Complex … The women's throwing trio of seniors Katie Breuckman (Crown Point, Ind.) and Jacey Cauhorn (Kendallville, Ind.) and sophomore Austin Jones (Lapel, Ind.) competes in the hammer (Breuckman and Jones) and discus (Cauhorn) Wednesday, while sophomore women's distance runner Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind.) takes aim at the 800 and 1500, and senior men's sprinter Harrison Hollis (Lebanon, Ind.) races in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and junior men's jumps specialist Justin Meredith (Shelbyville, Ind.) is in the long jump field Thursday.
Spartan Shorts: With only a few days remaining before the 2018 NCAA Division III meet qualifiers are announced Saturday, May 19, Hollis is 120th in the 100 (10.96 seconds) and 150th in the 200 (22.19 seconds) on the men's national performance list. On the women's side, Cauhorn and Wappes are within the top 40 in the discus (Cauhorn – No. 31 – 139 feet, eight inches) and 1500 (Wappes – No. 36 – 4:36.48). Looking further, Wappes is 71st in the 800 (2:16.23), and Breuckman and Jones are members of the best 65 in the hammer (Breuckman – No. 59 – 154 feet, 11 inches/Jones – No. 63 – 154 feet, three inches) … The 2018 national championships are scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26, inside Roger Herring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's campus.