Baldwin Wallace wins its first-ever DIII Indoor Track and Field championship
GRINNELL, Iowa -- The Baldwin Wallace women's indoor track and field team won the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship Meet, and two seniors combined to win three individual titles at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet inside the Bear Recreation and Athletic Center at Grinnell College.
The women scored 42.2 points to win its first-ever national title in women's track and just the school's second-ever national title and its first in 38 years.
The Yellow Jacket women were led by senior thrower Kim Gallavan and senior pentathlete/heptathlete Melanie Winters who combined to win three national titles, including two by Gallavan. In addition, junior Erin Kasper competed in the high jump.
Gallavan won the national in the shot put with a career-best throw of 48'3.25", a full two feet further than she's ever thrown indoors before, to earn 10 points. Combined with her national title, another career-best throw in the weight throw event yesterday, Gallavan scored 20 points. She is now a five-time Div. III All-American.
Winters placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5'6.5" to score five points and placed third in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.67 seconds, .02 seconds off of her school record of 8.65 seconds, to score six more points. Combined with her 10 points for her national title in the long jump yesterday, Winters scored 21 points. She is now the most celebrated women's student-athlete in school history and is a 10-time Division III All-American.
Kasper tied for sixth in the high jump with a leap of 5'5" to score 1.20 points and earn her first Div. III All-American honor.