DIII women's track and field: Illinois Wesleyan takes command on Day 2
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Illinois Wesleyan sophomore Molly McGraw became the school's third national champion in two days, winning the high jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships on Friday, May 27 at Walston-Hoover Stadium on campus of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
McGraw finished with a school record 5 feet-9 ¼ inches. The old school was 5 feet-7 inches, set by Nicki Frank in 1995
Senior Jill Harmon finished third in the heptathlon with 4813 points. Carleton's Amelia Campbell was first with 5108 and Wooster's Hilary Coady was second with 5020. On Friday, Harmon won the heptathlon long jump in 18 feet-1.5 inches, was 14th in the javelin (94 feet-2 inches) and 13th in the 800 meter run (2:31.47).
After seven scored events, Illinois Wesleyan's women's team is in first place with 28 points of 45 teams that have scored. Ithaca is in second with 20 points and Baldwin-Wallace and Stevens Institute are tied for third with 18.
Saturday Finals Schedule for IWU Women's Competitors
11:30 a.m. - Triple Jump – Harmon
11:30 a.m. - Javelin – Ellen Renk
1:15 p.m. - 4x100 Meter Relay (senior Angela Herrmann, sophomore Amelia Glueck, junior Maddison Zimmer, senior Nia Joiner)
2:40 p.m. - 100 Meter Dash - Nia Joiner
Joiner was the lone qualifier on Friday with her mark of 12.01 seconds good enough for seventh in the 100 meters and she will run in Saturday's finals.
Harmon was 18th in the 100 meter hurdle prelims in 14.77 seconds and Zimmer was 19th in the 400 meter prelims in 56.67 seconds. Neither advance to Saturday's finals.
Also on Friday, junior Eric Rydell placed 16th in the men's high jump at 6 feet-5.5 inches. With 10 points, the IWU men's team is in a tie for 11th place of 38 scored teams. Illinois Wesleyan has no male entrants on Saturday.