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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Titan Athletics)– The Westminster College outdoor track & field teams will have three student-athletes competing at the 2019 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25 at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Mount Union and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are co-hosts for the event.
 
Senior Jaevon Hardy (Waldorf, MD / North Point) in the men’s 100, sophomore Dalton Anderson (Butler, PA / Moniteau) in the men’s javelin, and first-year Morgan Gossard (Johnstown, PA / Richland) in the women’s pole vault have all qualified for the Titans.
 
This marks only the second time Westminster has had Titans qualify in three different events at Nationals and the first since 2008 (All American high jumper Jess Cooper, the 4×100 relay team (Abbey Basta, Jill Diamond, Megan Harding, and Seun Olarewaju), and the 100 sprinter Megan Harding) .
 
Hardy is sixth in the nation with a 100 time of 10.54. Hardy, who is making his third trip to Outdoor Nationals, earned All-American recognition in 2017 where he finished third with a school-record time of 10.46 (Hardy finished 10th in 2016 (10.71)). The 100 preliminaries are set for Friday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m., followed by the final on Saturday, May 25 at 1:40 p.m.
 
Anderson, who is making his first appearance in Nationals (Outdoor or Indoor), sits 19th in NCAA Division III with a toss of 194’1½”. Anderson is the first javelin National qualifier for Westminster since 2012 when Ryan Bell earned his second-straight All-American honor in the event. The men’s javelin preliminaries and final will start on Thursday, May 23 at 5:15 p.m.
 
Gossard is also making her first trip to Outdoor Nationals (she qualified for Indoors and placed 10th (12’1½”)). Gossard currently ranks 17th in the country with a vault of 12’4½”. The women’s pole vault is slated to start on Thursday, May 23 at 12 p.m.
 
The top eight finishers in each event earn All-American honors.  The top 20 male and top 22 female times/marks in each event along top 16 relay teams in the nation have qualified for the meet.
 
The nation’s top 850 male and female student-athletes, as well as coaches and spectators, from across the country will travel to Northeast Ohio to compete to determine the individual and team champions in both men’s and women’s Track & Field events. This championship will feature over 20 different events over the three-day competition.
 
Daily live broadcast of the competition can be viewed at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule
 
Ticket prices range from $13 – $35 and are available for purchase at the door or online at https://www.clevelandsports.org/events/2019/05/23/ncaa-diii-mens-womens-outdoor-track-field-championships.
 
*The University of Mount Union contributed to this release.  

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