Two set for NCAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships

Lewis' Marchildon and Farrough qualify for NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships

Published: March 5, 2014.

The NCAA announced on Tuesday (March 4) that Lewis University freshman Amanda Farrough (South Bend, Ind./Clay) and senior Megan Marchildon (Ypsilanti, Mich./Lincoln Consolidated) have both qualified for the NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The championships will be held on March 14-15 at Winston-Salem State's JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Heat sheets will be available on Monday (March 10).

"This will be an exciting meet," Lewis head women's track and field coach Dana Schwarting said. "Both student-athletes are experienced enough to bring home some awards."

Farrough, who earned All-America accolades in cross country this past fall, qualified in the 1-mile run with a team-best time of 4:59.74, set at the Chicagoland Championships on February 14th. That time is the 11th fastest in the Midwest Region and 24th overall in Division II. The South Bend, Ind., native also won the 1-mile run at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championships.

Marchildon qualified for the pentathlon for the third-consecutive year and added the 60-meter hurdles to her repertoire. Her school-record and first-place mark of 3,627 points in the pentathlon set at the GLVC Championships put her fifth overall in the Midwest Region and 10th in the country. Her second-place finish of 8.65 in the 60-meter hurdles at the GLVC Championships is the fourth-fastest in the Midwest Region and is 16th-best in the nation.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

Follow Lewis University

 

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted to www.Lewisu.edu are posted to the News and Events article with name that is submitted. Lewis University reserves the right to delete comments. Offensive language, personal attacks or irrelevant comments may be deleted/and or not posted. Comments will not appear immediately. Thank you for your patience.

Name:


Email:


Security Password (Please type the word):


Comments:


To News & Events

To University News