Chipps, Scheil Listed As NCAA DII Indoor Championship Qualifiers In Weight Throw

Chipps, Scheil Listed As NCAA DII Indoor Championship Qualifiers In Weight Throw
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – A pair of throwing specialists among the Wayne State College women’s track & field program have qualified for the national meet.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, the list of NCAA Division II national qualifiers were announced late Tuesday afternoon by the NCAA office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships will be on Friday, March 11 – Saturday, March 12 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Both Brooklynn Chipps and Mckenzie Scheil will compete in the weight throw on Friday, March 11 at 4:55 p.m. at the Robert W. Plaster Center on the Pittsburg State campus.

Chipps, a junior from Elgin (Clearwater HS), is ranked seventh in NCAA Division II with a top mark of 64′ 7″ at the USD Alumni Meet in Vermillion, S.D. February 5.  She is coming off a sixth place finish at last weekend’s NSIC Indoor Championships with a top throw of 61′ 6 ¾” and it’s her first time qualifying for an NCAA Division II Indoor National Championship.

Scheil, a graduate student from Fairmont (Fillmore Central HS), is a national qualifier in the weight throw for a fourth straight season.  She currently ranks 11th in the event with a top throw of 63′ 4 ¾” recorded last weekend at the NSIC Indoor Championships where she finished fourth.  Last season, Scheil earned All-American honors in the weight throw with a second place finish.

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