Nelson Improves in the Heptathlon

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Albion College senior Kristin Nelson made her final bid to advance to the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship Wednesday when she completed two days of competition in the heptathlon in the Gregory Invitational.

Nelson, a product of Iron Mountain, finished with 4,521 points and Coach Lance Coleman says that places her 16th on the NCAA qualifying list. The top 22 athletes are slated to compete in the NCAA meet.

Nelson started Wednesday completion with a leap of 17' 6 ¾" in the long jump. She achieved a personal record in the javelin when it sailed 106' 11", and she added a personal record in the 800 meters when she completed the race in 2:24.20.

Her final score was a 208-point improvement over the first heptathlon she tried earlier in the season.