GRINNELL, Iowa – The sky was the limit for Wartburg’s Skye Morrison on the opening day of the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Grinnell College.
Morrison soared 6.17 meters (20 feet, 3 inches) in the women’s long jump to break the NCAA Championships record of 5.96 meters set by Wheaton’s (Mass.) Shimera Daniels in 2002.
Other individual champs on the opening day were Elizabeth Evans of Rose-Hulman in the high jump (1.79 meters/5-10 ½), Linfield’s Catherine Street in the pole vault (4.10 meters/13-5 ¼), Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Alexia Child in the weight throw (19.55 meters/64-1 ¾) and Ithaca’s Emma Dewart in the pentathlon (3,674 points). Evans and Dewart won those titles at last year’s meet, as well.
Middlebury’s tandem of Addie Tousley, Rebecca Fanning, Juliet Ryan-Davis and Margo Cramer won the distance medley relay in 11:37.35. Ryan-Davis and Cramer were on last year’s championship squad, as well.
Defending team champion Wisconsin-Oshkosh leads after the first day with 20 points, four in front of Wartburg.