MOUNT VERNON — A school-record performance in Friday’s pentathlon at Waverly propelled Cornell senior Libby Schnoor into the NCAA Division III Track & Field Indoor Championships for the second straight year.
Schnoor will be among 17 student-athletes – and five returning all-Americans – competing in the combined events Friday, March 9, at Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.
The top eight finishers gain all-America honors. A complete list of qualifiers can be found at www.ncaa.com/news/trackfield-indoor-men/article/2018-03-05/ncaa-division-iii-mens-and-womens-indoor-track-and.
Friday’s schedule begins with the 60-meter hurdles at 10:20 a.m. (Central time), followed by the high jump (approx. 11:20 a.m.), shot put (1:05 p.m.), long jump (2:35 p.m.) and 800 (4:20 p.m.).
Schnoor placed seventh in the combined events (3,317 points) at NCAA Indoors a year ago. She’ll go up against a stacked field that features defending NCAA champion Kyle Bartlett of Rochester and 2017 NCAA runner-up Reilly Wagner of Misericordia. George Fox’s Annie Wright (fifth) and UW-Stevens Point’s Sylviann Momont (eighth) are also returning all-Americans.
Schnoor qualified sixth with a school-record 3,392 points. UW-Eau Claire’s Sarah Glidden is the favorite with 3,626 points, followed by Williams’ Summer-Solstice Thomas (3,535) and Bartlett (3,510) rounding out the top three seeds.
This is the fourth consecutive year the Rams have qualified a women’s individual for NCAA Indoors.