WC’s Bolen earns trip to national meet

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INDIANAPOLIS – Wilmington College senior Marissa Bolen is headed to the 2016 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced the participants Monday.

Bolen (Gibsonburg, OH/Gibsonburg) achieved the qualifying mark in the Tiffin Alumni Meet in December, throwing the shot put 13.45 meters. It will be her second time Bolen has qualified for national competition, the first time for indoors. She is one of three Ohio Athletic Conference athletes to qualify in the event.

The championships will be Friday and Saturday at the Charles Benson Bear Rec & Athletic Center in Grinnell, Iowa. The shot put will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

“It’s very difficult to make the national meet in track and field,” said Wilmington head coach Ron Combs. “It’s a great accomplishment for Marissa to be in the top 17 in the shot put and make the national cut. She got to experience outdoor nationals last season, so I think she can take that experience and use it to help her.”


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