Elder Represents SNHU At NCAA Div. II Indoor Track & Field Championships

Elder Represents SNHU At NCAA Div. II Indoor Track & Field Championships


When and Where: March 9, 2019 - NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - Robert W. Plaster Center, Pittsburg, Kansas
Results: Did Not Score

Senior Ashley Elder (Bristol, Conn.) became the first SNHU Indoor Track and Field team member to participate in the NCAA Championships, finishing 13th in the shot put on Saturday in Pittsburg, Kansas.  Some 540 athletes, 270 men and 270 women, competed in events over two days.

Elder's best throw was 14.82m (48' 7.5"), coming on her third attempt Saturday.   She had qualified for the NCAA with the 10th best put in the nation during the indoor season, according to the seeding chart released by the NCAA.

The senior had a strong indoor season, establishing Penmen program records in both the shot put and weight throw.  At the Northeast-10 Championships on February 17, Elder recorded a 15.13m in the shot put at Smith College, establishing new personal and program records.   Elder finished the indoor season with seven wins in the shot put, and two other top ten finishes in events that featured Division I athletes.

The shot put event was won by senior Sunflower Greene (Lancaster, Pa.) of Millersville University with a 16.23m (53' 3"). 


What's Next:
The Outdoor Track & Field season begins on March 15-16 at the University of Central Florida's Black and Gold Invitational in Orlando.

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