ALLENDALE, MI – After a trio of throwers competed late last week in the hammer throw, junior McKenzie Scheil was back in action over the weekend during the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
From Allendale, Michigan, the Fairmont native placed 12th out of 17 competitors Saturday afternoon in the shot put.
The Fillmore Central HS graduate recorded marks of 46′ 2 1/2″ and 46′ 1 1/2″ before posting a foul on her third and final attempt in prelims. She needed to post a mark of 48′ 8 3/4″ to qualify for the finals and finished nationals as a Second Team All-American.
Scheil entered the national meet ranked 15th in NCAA Division II in the shot put. On Thursday, she recorded All-American honors with a second-place finish in the hammer throw. Fellow junior Jadin Wagner placed 15th in the hammer throw with a top mark of 171′ 11.
In the men’s division, senior Cade Kalkowski finished 12th in the hammer throw with a best mark of 197′ 5″.