Tavik selected for NCAA Championship field in shot put competition

Tavik selected for NCAA Championship field in shot put competition

INDIANAPOLIS – The field for the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships was released on Sunday and Salisbury University junior Chelsea Tavik was selected as one of 22 student-athletes that will compete in the women's shot put competition, vying for her second national championship.

Tavik won the shot put competition during the indoor season and will look to match that performance this weekend in Claremont, Calif., as Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges will host the event.

Tavik has earned All-American status in the past three championships she has competed, finishing third in last year's outdoor shot put event.

The Glen Burnie, Md., native will enter the championship as the second-seeded athlete in the competition, having posted a school-record effort of 48' 1.25" earlier this week at the Lions' Last Chance Meet, hosted by The College of New Jersey.

Tavik's top throw trails only the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Breanna Strupp, who put up a 49' 0.25" effort on Friday at the UW-Oshkosh Final Qualifier.

The women's shot put competition is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., eastern time on Saturday, May 26. A live video feed of the championships will be available at www.ncaa.com.

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