Scheil Places Sixth, Chipps Finishes 14th In Weight Throw Indoor Nationals

Scheil Places Sixth, Chipps Finishes 14th In Weight Throw Indoor Nationals
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

PITTSBURG, KS – A pair of Wayne State College women’s track and field student athletes competed in the 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Nationals.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Mckenzie Scheil of Wayne State College earned her second career All-American finish in indoor track and field with a sixth place finish of 64’ ¼” Friday evening in the weight throw.

The 2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships were held at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Scheil, a graduate student from Fairmont (Fillmore Central HS), had a top prelim throw of 62’ 5” and was the #5 qualifier entering the finals. On her final attempt in finals, Scheil posted her top mark of 64’ ¼” to finish sixth place and collect her second All-American honor in the weight throw. She was the national runner-up in the event last season.

Also competing in the weight throw was junior Brooklynn Chipps, who scratched on her first two attempts in prelims and posted a mark of 56’ 8 ¾” on her third and final throw in prelims to finish 14th out of 19 competitors. Chipps (Clearwater HS), ranked seventh in NCAA Division II entering the national meet with a season-best mark of 64’ 7” at the USD Alumni Meet in Vermillion, S.D. on February 5.

The winning mark was 67’ 1 ¼” from Judith Essemiah, a junior from Grand Valley State.

The Wayne State College women’s and men’s outdoor track and field season will open their competition with the Wildcat Classic on Friday, March 25 – Saturday, March 26 in Wayne.