Monday, May 20, 2013INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced the participants in the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. Westminster College freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) qualified in the pole vault. The Championships start this Thursday at Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Kalsey, who broke the school's indoor pole vault record with a 3.95 meters mark at Indoor Nationals where she earned the distinction of All-American, ranks fourth in the country in outdoor pole vault with a school-record mark of 3.97 meters. Kalsey set the mark at the Slippery Rock Last Chance Qualifier on May 3.
For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.
Kalsey, who will compete at 3:40 p.m. EST on Thursday, can become the first two-time All-American female Titan in school-history with an eighth-place or better finish.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.