WAYNE – A total of four Wayne State College women’s and men’s outdoor track & field athletes will be making their way south for nationals.
One member on the women’s side and three more Wildcat men have qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The events will be held in Kingsville, Texas on Thursday, May 23 – Saturday, May 25.
On the women’s side, redshirt freshman Mackenzie Scheil will compete in the hammer throw.
The Fillmore Central HS graduate from Fairmont, NE, is ranked 17th in NCAA Division II in the hammer throw after recording a season-best mark of 182’ 8” at the Mount Marty Twilight Meet on April 24th. She was an NCAA Indoor national qualifier in the weight throw in March. Scheil will compete in the hammer throw on Thursday, May 23rd at 12:30 p.m.
Moving into the male qualifiers, Senior Robert Sullivan has qualified in the decathlon, sophomore Cade Kalkowski is a repeat national qualifier in the hammer throw and junior Dylan Kaup has qualified in the hammer throw.
Sullivan is from Bennington (Omaha Burke HS) and won the NSIC decathlon on April 28th with an NCAA provisional mark of 6,931 points and ranks 11th in NCAA Division II entering the national meet. He will begin competition on Thursday, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m. and also compete on Friday, May 24th. Sullivan is a three-time NCAA Indoor national qualifier in the heptathlon for the Wildcats.
Kalkowski is from Niobrara (Niobrara HS) and won the hammer throw at the NSIC Championships for a second year in a row last weekend and is ranked 15th in NCAA Division II with a season-best mark of 200’ 0” at the Concordia Invite (4/5/19). He will compete in the hammer throw on Thursday, May 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Last season, Kalkowski was a national qualifier in the hammer throw and placed 14th.
Kaup is from Neligh (Neligh-Oakdale HS) and is also a national qualifier in the hammer throw and ranked 16th nationally following a season-best effort of 199’ 6” at the Concordia Invitational on April 5th. He will compete in the hammer throw on Thursday, May 23rd at 3:30 p.m. Kaup was an NCAA National Indoor qualifier in the weight throw in March.