Six Trinity Track & Field Athletes Headed to NCAA Championships

Six Trinity Track & Field Athletes Headed to NCAA Championships

San Antonio - Six Trinity Tigers have qualified for the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships, to be held May 25-27 at Geneva, Ohio.

Representing the Tiger women's team will be Nkolika Nweke, Britney Sullivan, Molly McCullough, and Ayriel Coleman. Cody Hall and Matthew Love will carry the banner for Trinity's men's team.

The six Tiger entrants tie a school mark for the largest number of competitors at the Division III Championships. Six student-athletes also qualified in 2009.

Coleman and Sullivan are set for the women's triple jump event, which will be held on Saturday, May 27. Coleman is seeded 14th with a jump of 11.79 meters, while Sullivan comes in at 17th with a mark of 11.78 meters.

Sullivan is the veteran NCAA competitor, as she is participating in her third straight NCAA Outdoor Championships event. Sullivan placed 10th in last year's triple jump event at nationals, and was 19th in 2015. She also finished 14th at this season's NCAA Indoor Championships, and was 13th in 2016.

Hall is seeded seventh in the men's 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 14.40 seconds. The prelims are scheduled for Friday, and the finals for Saturday. Hall earned All-America honors in the 60-meter hurdles with a second-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March. In last year's Outdoor Championships, Hall just missed a slot in the finals after coming in ninth in the 110-meter hurdles.

Love enters the men's discus throw as the eighth seed with his mark of 51.52 meters, and his event will be one of the opening field events on Thursday. Love turned in a 14th-place performance at the 2016 Outdoor Championships.

McCullough is entered in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, and is seeded 15th with a time of 10:52.60. The steeplechase prelims are set for Thursday, with the finals slated for Saturday. McCullough placed 65th in a field of 280 at last fall's NCAA Cross Country Championships, becoming the top sophomore runner in Trinity history.

Nweke is the #17 seed in the women's 100 meters, posting a time of 12.04 seconds. The 100 meters prelims will be run on Friday, and finals on Saturday.

The Tigers are led by fifth-year Head Coach Marcus Whitehead. With the current contingent added to his career total at the helm of the program, Coach Whitehead can now claim nine student-athletes competing in the Outdoor Championships.