May 19, 2013

Nelson Punches Ticket To NCAA Championship

As the school record holder in the heptathlon, Albion College senior Kristin Nelson can arguably be hailed as the Britons' finest female athlete in track & field. She will have an opportunity to add to her career this weekend as she heads to LaCrosse, Wis., to compete in the NCAA Division III Championship.

Nelson achieved the 15th-best score of the 22 qualifying athletes when she amassed 4,521 points in the Gregory Invitational May 14-15. She turned in personal records in the javelin throw (106' 11") and the 800 meters (2:24.20) and she lowered the school record in the 100-meter hurdles to 15.66 seconds.

The NCAA Championship heptathlon competition will be contested May 24-25. Athletes will compete in the 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put, and 200 meters Thursday. Friday events include the long jump, javelin throw, and 800 meters.