Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017
GENEVA, Ohio – Westminster College junior Jaevon Hardy (Waldorf, MD / North Point) became the first track Titan All-American as he placed third in the 100 finals with a school-record time of 10.46 at the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27.
Hardy, who was making his third trip to Nationals, placed seventh with a time of 10.66 in Friday’s preliminaries, becoming the first Titan (male or female) to advance to the finals in any track event in school history. His third-place time on Saturday was the best finish by any male Titan at Nationals in the history of the program.
Westminster, under the guidance of head coach Tim McNeil '96, had a school-record five National qualifiers at this year’s NCAA Championships. On Thursday, senior Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) made history as she won the pole vault with a school- and NCAA Championships-record of 13 feet, 10 inches (4.22 meters), becoming the first National Champion in school history. The Titans had three other pole vaulters compete, including senior Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg-Salem) who earned her first outdoor All-America citation after clearing 12 feet, 9.5 inches (3.90m) for seventh place. Westminster junior Hailey Hall (Grove City, PA / Grove City Area) placed 15th with a jump of 12 feet, 1.5 inches (3.70m), while senior Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) placed 19th with a mark of 12 feet, 1.5 inches (3.70m). Assistant Bradi Rhoades coaches the Titan pole vaulters.
Watch Hardy's interview here.
Watch Hardy's All-America performance here.
Read Thursday’s release here.
For more information, contact Westminster College Sports Information Director Nathan LaRiccia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-946-6357