A number of SAA student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Championships

A number of SAA student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Championships

ATLANTA (May 20, 2019) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released that a number of Southern Athletic Association (SAA) student-athletes will compete in the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

On the women's side, Annie Rodenfels of Centre, Leda St Cyr and Sara Kate Capel of Rhodes, Kiersten Summers of Hendrix, and Arielle Shaw of Oglethorpe will all complete. While in the men's competition Jordan Jones, Kameren Morgan and Luke Ballard of Birmingham-Southern, Spencer Fields and PJ Settles of Rhodes, and Bryce McNealy of Oglethorpe all qualified.

Rodenfels will look to repeat as the NCAA Champion in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Earlier this season, the Colonel runner set a new NCAA record in the event (9:58.83) at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College in Illinois.

St Cyr will compete in the 400-meter hurdles, Summers will compete in the 100-meter hurdles, while Capel will compete in the high jump. Additionally, Shaw will compete in the triple jump.

On the men's side, Jones will compete in the triple jump, Morgan will throw the hammer, while the final Panther, Ballard, will throw the javelin. Fields will run in the 10,000 meters while his teammate Settles will also compete in the triple jump. Finally, McNealy qualified and will run in the 400 meters.

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