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Ohio Wesleyan set to host NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships

Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2011 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships from Thursday through Saturday at Selby Field and George Gauthier Track. Events begin at noon each day.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens for a one-day wristband, and $20 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens for a three-day wristband. Children under three are admitted free.

The North Coast Athletic Conference will be represented at the national meet by 16 individual qualifiers as well as one relay team.  The individuals from the conference competing at the national meet are:

Men’s NCAA Championship site  -- Women’s NCAA Championship site -- Ohio Wesleyan’s track & field championship site

NCAC Qualifiers:

Allegheny

Lauren Butler (New Kensington, PA/Kiski Area) – women’s javelin
Tony Dipre (Twinsburg, OH/Walsh Jesuit) – men’s 1500 meters
Chris Marker (Arlington, VA/Yorkstown) – men’s 5,000 meters

Denison

Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) – men’s 5,000 meters

Oberlin

Joanna Johnson (Chico, CA/Chico) – women’s 5K & 10K
Stephen Williams (Cordova, TN/St. George’s Independent) – men’s 3K steeplechase

Ohio Wesleyan

Emily Amburgey (Germantown, OH/Preble Shawnee) - women’s high jump
Sarah Bechtel (Bellefontaine, OH/Bellefontaine) - women’s pole vault
Cara DeAngelis (Norton, OH/Ellet) - women’s 1500
Kat Zimmerly (Edinboro, PA/General McLane) - women’s 5,000 meters.
Ethan Freet (London, OH/London) – men’s 400-meter hurdles
4x400-meter relay

Wabash

Wes Chamblee (South Bend, IN/St. Joseph’s) – men’s 400-meter hurdles
Seth Einterz (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) – men’s 5,000 meters
Kevin McCarthy (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) – men’s 3K steeplechase
Jake Waterman (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville) – men’s 800 meters

Wooster

Abena Boamah-Acheampong (Reynoldsburg, OH/Pickerington Central) – women’s high jump