UNIVERSITY CENTER -- The Saginaw Valley State University Indoor Track & Field teams will send five student-athletes on to compete in the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Below are the student-athletes moving on and the respective events they will be competing in. This year's championships are set to be hosted Mar. 8-9 at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Allison Dorr | 5,000 Meters - Dorr qualifies for her first track national championships after coming off her first all-american performance at the cross country national championships this past fall. She is ranked 18th in the nation after posting a time of 16:53.60 at the GVSU Big Meet, which is a school record. Dorr had second place finishes this weekend in the distance medley relay and the 3,000 meter run to help lead the Cardinals at the GLIAC Championships.
Lauren Huebner | Huebner qualifies for the national championships for the first time as well, holding down the 8th spot nationally in the pentathlon. She posted a school record total of 3,663 at the SVSU Holiday Open. She is coming off four top-three finishes this past weekend at the GLIAC Championships.
Tom Goforth | 5,000 meters - Goforth, who is a two-time cross country all-american, enters as the No. 8 seeded runner in the event. He posted his qualifying time of 14:10.89 at the GVSU Holiday Open, with that being a new program record as well. Goforth finished second in the 3,000 meter run on Sunday at the GLIAC Championships.
Ryan Kelly | Shot Put - Kelly has the ninth-best distance in the shot put, tossing a program record of 59' 2.25" at the SVSU Classic. He is fresh off a GLIAC championship in the event as well. He earned second team all-american honors in the 2017 outdoor season in the shot put.
Casey Williams | Long Jump - Williams competed in his first career event over the weekend at the 2019 GLIAC Championships, claiming the title in the long jump with a distance of 24' 4.25". He was just two inches shy of matching the program record and enters the championships as the 15th-ranked jumper in the event.
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