Tiffin, Ohio – May 24, 2011 – Sophomore Marian Bevington (Celina, Ohio / Parkway) will represent the Heidelberg University women’s track and field team at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships this weekend in Delaware, Ohio.
Bevington is making her second straight appearance at outdoor nationals. A season ago she finished eighth with a leap of 18’3” to earn All-American honors. Bevington qualified for a spot at nationals with a jump of 18’5.25”. Bevington is the 16th national qualifier for the Berg at outdoor nationals. She is just the second student-athlete to make a repeat appearance, joining Monica Scott. Scott went to nationals in the high jump in 1984, 1985 and 1986.
This season Bevington claimed All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors in the long jump, triple jump, 100-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay. She took home the championship in the long jump. It was the second straight all-league honor in the long jump for Bevington.
On the indoor track, Bevington was equally impressive. She was just the fifth national qualifier after earning a spot on the long jump list. At the OAC Championships she earned all-league honors in the long jump, triple jump and 55-meter hurdles. She leaped to the conference title in the long jump.
The quest for her second straight All-American season begins at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26.
A maximum of 796 participants (398 men and 398 women) will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event. The championships will be held May 26-28 at Ohio Wesleyan University.
For the latest information on the championships visit the championship website.