Six MASCAC Student-Athletes Earn a Spot in the NCAA DIII Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship

Six MASCAC Student-Athletes Earn a Spot in the NCAA DIII Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship

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Jayci Andrews of Bridgewater State, Annie Woolley of Fitchburg State, Jessie Cardin, Ashley Craig and Sabrina Pray of Westfield State and Jana Agustsdottir of Worcester State earn a spot in the NCAA DIII Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Birmingham Southern March 9-10.

Andrews is seeded eighth in the 60-meter hurdles. She recorded her qualifying and BSU school-record mark of 8.86 seconds at the Division III New England Championships held at Springfield College on February 17th. 

The preliminary race of the 60-meter hurdles is slated to take place on Friday afternoon at 2:45 PM (EST), with the finals scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 3:10 PM (EST).

Andrews is making her third appearance at an NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship meet and second at the indoor championships. As a freshman in 2016, she placed 11th in the 400-meter dash at the indoor championships and tenth in the 400 at the outdoor championships.

Woolley is the top seed in the 60 meter hurdles. Last weekend at the Tufts National Qualifying meet, she secured her spot in the NCAA Championships with a winning time of 8.68 seconds. This is her second straight trip to the DIII Indoor Championships and third overall having qualified for outdoor last season too. 

Cardin will compete in the 5,000 meter run, where she ranks 15th in the nation after running to a first-place finish in the 5,000 meter run in a time of 17:16.03 at the Tufts Final Qualifying meet in Medford, Mass. Saturday. Because the NCAA Championship track is held on a banked track instead of a flat track, her qualifying time was converted to 17:08.16.  Cardin was an All-American in cross country this fall, where she finished 36th at the NCAA Championship race. She qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field championships in the spring of 2016 in the 3000 meter steeplechase, where she placed ninth.
 
Craig will compete in the pole vault, where she ranks 14th in the nation after clearing 3.71 meters (12-02.00) to win the pole vault on Saturday. Craig has set and improved the Westfield State University record in the pole vault on several occasions in her career. Craig will be making her first appearance at the NCAA Championships.
 
Pray will compete in the 60-meter hurdles, where she ranks 15th in the nation after placing third in the 60 meter hurdles in a school-record time of 8.92 seconds in the final, lowering her previous school record by 2/100ths of a second. Pray earned All-America honors in the 100 meter high hurdles at the 2017 NCAA outdoor championships, where she finished seventh in the nation.

Jana Agustsdottir qualified for her first indoor championship in not one but two events. She will compete in the high jump and pentathlon. She is seated fifth in the pentathlon after competing in the event at the New England Div. III Women's T&F Championship on February 16. Her height in the high jump at the same meet gave her the eighth seed in the event with a top clearing of 1.69m (6' 5"). 

The pentathlon will be contested throughout the day on Friday while high jump is on Saturday at 12 pm (EST).