When: May 25-27
Where: Bradenton, Florida
2016 champion: Pittsburg State
Top three in USTFCCCA: 1. Pittsburg State; 2. West Texas A&M; 3. Adams State.
RELATED: DII Women's USTFCCCA Rankings
ATHLETES TO WATCH
Kaina Martinez, Senior, Texas A&M-Kingsville: Martinez ranks first in the 200 with a time of 23.43 and second in the 100 at 11.52. She will also run in the 4x100.
Carly Muscaro, Senior, Merrimack: Muscaro is a full second faster than the second-best runner in the 400 with a time of 52.06. She is looking to repeat as national champion in the 400. She will also run the 200.
Emi Trost, Sophomore, Minnesota-Duluth: Trost ranks second in the 800 and 1,500. Trost, though, will only compete in the 1,500.
Kendra Foley, Senior, Grand Valley State: Foley’s time 34:16.01 is nearly three seconds better than the next runner. Foley will also compete in the 5,000.
Tia-Adana Belle, Senior, Saint Augustine’s: Belle’s best time of 56.26 in the 400 meters is nearly two seconds better than the next competitor.
Emilyn Dearman, Senior, Pittsburg State: Dearman enters the national meet with a gigantic advantage in the heptathlon. She has scored more than 500 points compared to many competitors. She also ranks second in the 400 hurdles and third in the 100 hurdles.
Emily Presley, Sophomore, Missouri Southern: Presley’s leap of 14 feet, 6.25 inches leads Division II.