Findlay, OH – The NCAA released the qualifiers for the NCAA Division II National Indoor Track Championship on Feb. 28. The Oilers track program will send 13 to the event as seven qualified from the men's team and six qualified from the women's squad.
On the men's side, junior Trey Everett earned the right to compete in a pair of events, the heptathlon and the high jump. Everett qualified in the heptathlon with a 5,151-point performance at the GLIAC Championship meet and got into the high jump with a leap of 2.11m (6'11"), also at the GLIAC Championship.
Sophomore George Effah and junior Sergi Torres will also compete in two events, the 400m dash and the 4x400m relay. The other two members of the relay squad are freshman Lenell Shelby III and senior Derek Collins.
Sophomore Austin Combs qualified in the weight throw with a toss of 20.44 (67'10.25"), the sixth-best in the country. Earning a trip in the shot put is senior Ben Hahler who owns the fourth-best throw in the country this season, a toss of 18.15m (59'6.75") from the GLIAC Championship.
For the women, four athletes are headed to the meet in the weight throw. Junior Tynelle Gumbs is ranked third in the nation after a toss of 21.45m (70'4.5") at the GLIAC Championship. She will be joined by her sister, junior Trevia Gumbs who is ranked seventh in the country in the event with a season-best throw of 19.48m (63'11"). Seniors Erica King, ranked eighth with a 19.46m (63'10.25"), and Liz Streacker, ranked 16th with an 18.56m (60'10.75"), are also competing in the weight throw.
Another thrower, junior Alex DeVincentis, will be making her second consecutive trip to the national meet in the shot put. She is currently ranked 10th in the country with a throw of 15.10m (49'6.5").
The only non-thrower on the women's side is junior Milani Glass who earned the right to compete in the 60m hurdle. She is ranked 10th in the nation with a season-best of 8.54 seconds which she ran at the GLIAC Championship meet.
The meet will take place from March 9-11 and will be hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Birmingham, Alabama