McGowan, Halton qualify for NCAA championships

McGowan, Halton qualify for NCAA championships

INDIANPOLIS – The NCAA announced its list of invitees for the 2017 Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday and Salisbury University will have two athletes heading to Geneva, Ohio to compete for national titles next weekend.

Senior Meghan McGowan and junior Eric Halton have each qualified for the championships, with McGowan being picked for the women's high jump and Halton in the men's 400-meter dash.

McGowan will head to the championships at the 10th-seeded student-athlete in the high jump having cleared 5' 7.25" this season. She qualified for the indoor championships in the high jump, where she finished in sixth, to pick up her third All-American accolade.

Halton is seeded 14th headed to the championships in the 400, with a top time of 47.93 seconds this season, but less than one second off the pace of the fastest seeded runner. Halton also competed in the indoor national championships this past winter, placing third in the same event to earn All-American honors.

McGowan and Halton will each compete on Friday, May 26. McGowan's high jump event begins at 10:30 a.m., while Halton will run in a 400 meter preliminary race at 3 p.m. Should he qualify for the finals, Halton would be back on the track on Saturday, Mary 27 at 1:20 p.m.

To see a full list of NCAA championship qualifiers, click here.

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