GENEVA, Ohio (Titan Athletics)– Westminster College senior Jaevon Hardy (Waldorf, MD / North Point) competed in the preliminary round of the men’s 100-meter dash at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
Hardy finished 13th in the 20-runner field with a preliminary round time of 10.61. The top nine runners advanced to the finals.
Hardy concluded his collegiate career with five total NCAA Nationals appearances (three in Outdoors), garnering All-American honors in the 2017 Outdoors; he became the first track Titan All-American with a third-place finish, the best finish by any male Titan in any event at Nationals in program history. His five Nationals appearances are the most by a male in Westminster track & field history. Hardy holds the Outdoor Track and Field school record in the 100 and the 200, and is part of the school-record 400-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams. He also holds the 60 and 200 school records in Indoors.
Westminster, under the guidance of head coach Tim McNeil ’96, had three National qualifiers at this year’s NCAA Championships. This year’s Nationals marked only the second time Westminster has had Titans qualify in three different events and the first since 2008. Titan 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 both competed in the first day of Nationals on Thursday
The Championships began on Thursday and run through Saturday. Mount Union and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are co-hosts for the event at the SPIRE Institute.
*Written by Mike Boucher