INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA announced the field of student-athletes for its 2013 Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on Monday morning and Salisbury University will have two individuals competing for national titles.
The indoor championships will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Senior Chelsea Tavik, the defending champion in the shot put, has qualified to defend her title. This past week, at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, Tavik posted a career-best distance of 47' 6.5". The Glen Burnie, Md., native enters the championship as the fourth-ranked thrower in the nation this season. The shot put will be contested on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m., central time.
Freshman Luke Campbell just made the cut in the 60-meter hurdles. The Brunswick, Md., product has broken the school record in the event multiple times this season, including his best time of 8.20 seconds, which he registered at the George Mason Winter Games on Feb. 24. Campbell was one of three student-athletes to post that time nationally this season, tied for 11th in the country; it marked the cutoff line for qualifying the NCAA took for this year's championship.
Campbell is the first Salisbury freshman to qualify for the national championships since Delannie Spriggs and Victoria Lawson each qualified for the outdoor championships in 2007. Campbell will open his first championship in the preliminaries on Friday at 4:35 p.m., central time, looking to advance to the finals on Saturday afternoon.
Salisbury's men's and women's track & field programs have combined for six individual national champions and have earned 34 All-American honors.