Three All-Americans Pace No. 10 Women's Track and Field on Final Day at NCAA Championship

Three All-Americans Pace No. 10 Women's Track and Field on Final Day at NCAA Championship

THE BASICS:

- Location: Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

- The Lead: Led by three All-American performances on Saturday, the No. 10 ranked MIT women's track and field team finished 17th overall at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Wisconsin. For the championship, the Engineers had five All-American performers and finished with a total of 13.5 points over the three-day championship.

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

- Senior Hannah Chen (Los Gatos, Calif.) capped off her collegiate career in style with her fourth All-American performance in the 400-meter hurdles as she ran a time of 1:01.25 to finish seventh in the final. Sophomore Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett, R.I.) was also seventh in the 1,500 meters to finish as an All-American for the first time in that event. She finished in 4:33.58, while sophomore Katie Bacher (Macungie, Pa.) narrowly missed out on scoring as she crossed in ninth at 4:34.24.

- Sophomore Jenna Melanson (Woodland, Wash.) was an All-American for the second time in as many seasons as she finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:41.30.

- In Saturday's field events, senior Ariela Slutsky (Weston, Fla.) capped off her collegiate career in the hammer throw with a 14th-place finish out of 22 competitors and a throw of 169 feet, 11.5 inches that came on her final attempt.

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