Matthew Love Highlights First Day of Action at NCAA Championships

Matthew Love Highlights First Day of Action at NCAA Championships

La Crosse, Wisconsin – Trinity's Matthew Love earned All-America honors to highlight Trinity's first day of action at the NCAA Championships on Thursday.



Matthew Love reached 50.49 meters in the discus throw, finishing in eighth place to become Trinity's latest All-American.

Love surpassed 50 meters for the 12th time in his career, posting the best mark in school history for the national meet.

Molly McCullough automatically qualified for the finals of the 3000 meter steeplechase by finishing fourth in her heat with a time of 10:53.53. McCullough improved her time at last year's nationals by 12 seconds.

Britney Sullivan began her fourth trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships by competing in the long jump for the first time in her career. Sullivan jumped 5.49 meters to finish in 14th place and is the first Trinity student-athlete to compete in the event at nationals since 2009.

Trinity's 4x100 meter relay team finished 16th overall with a time of 41.62 seconds, which is the third-fastest time this season for the Tigers. The quartet of Christopher Stewart, Christian Matta, Raphael Martin, and Blair Walker bested the previous school record for the third time this year.



The NCAA Championships meet continues Friday, May 25, with Tiger seniors Cody Hall and Nkolika Nweke competing in their first events. Britney Sullivan will be back in action on Saturday, May 26, in the triple jump. Molly McCullough will run in the finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Saturday as well.