ST. JOSEPH – Missouri Western sophomore track & field student-athlete Hanna Williams was selected for qualification to the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Williams’ qualified in the 400 meter with her 54.69 in the event at the SBU Bearcat Invite on April 6.
Williams was an automatic qualifier in the 400 meter for the indoor national championships, but was unable to compete due to injury. This time, the provisional mark achieved in April was enough to get Williams to her first-ever national championship appearance. She will become the second member of MWSU’s second-year track & field program to qualify for the NCAA outdoor national championships, following Phil Thompson who achieved All-American status in the triple jump last year. Williams’ qualifying mark ranked 17th in the nation this year.
The national championships will be held at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas, May 23-25.
— MWSU Athletics —