2019 D3 Indoor Track & Field Championships Notes
Mar 6, 2019
BOSTON, Mass. – Six members of the University of Dubuque track and field team’s will travel to Boston, Mass. to compete in the 2019 Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th.
The 2019 Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships are being hosted by the University of Massachusetts Boston. The competition will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
Two Spartans were able to qualify for multiple events this weekend, starting with Alison Beeman on the track for the women, where qualified for the 60m Dash and 200m Dash. Beeman heads into the national champions with the eighth best time in the 60m dash (7.71) and the second best time in the 200m dash (24.55).
Blaze Murfin will compete in both the men’s shot put and weight throw in Boston this weekend. Murfin comes into the meet with the second best mark in the nation in the shot put (17.61m) and weight throw (20.39). Murfin was an All-American in both events at the 2017 and 2018 national championships as well.
The Spartan women will be well represented in the throwing events with three qualifiers over the two events. The Spartans doubled up in the women’s weight throw as both Rebecca Burmahl and Kelsey Betthauser earned bids. Burmahl and Betthauser sit in sixth and seventh place in the weight throw, with marks of 17.55m and 17.42m, respectively. Kayla Slowick grabbed the 20th and final spot in the women’s shot put. Her mark of 13.27 edged out the next competitor by 0.01m for the spot in the national championships.
Colfay Pointer rounds out the Spartan qualifiers, he will take the track for the 400m dash on Friday night. Pointer qualified for the event tied for the 11th best time at 48.30s
Schedule of Events for UD Athletes
Women’s 60m Dash Prelims – 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Weight Throw – 3:15 p.m.
Men’s 400m Dash Prelims- 5:00 p.m.
Men’s Weight Throw - 5:45 p.m.
Women’s 200m Dash Prelims – 5:50 p.m.
Women’s Shot Put - 10:00 a.m.
Women’s 60m Dash Finals - 1:10 p.m.
Men’s Shot Put - 2:15 p.m.
Men’s 400m Dash Finals - 2:40 p.m.
Women’s 200m Dash Finals - 3:15 p.m.