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Lauren Stacy Finishes Ninth at Indoor Nationals

Photo by D3Photography
Photo by D3Photography
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Wilmington College women's track and field team member Lauren Stacy competed in the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championship Meet hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday afternoon. 
To be selected to compete in the national championship meet, an individual must be ranked within the top 15 (men) or 17 (women) of their event. Stacy qualified for the meet in the weight throw with a toss of 17.33 meters (56' 10 1/4"). This distance seeded her fourteenth going into national competition. 
This was Stacy's first competition on the national stage, but nerves didn't hold her back. She finished the competition ninth with a toss of 16.65 meters (56' 7 1/4". Her ninth place finish was just narrowly out of reach of All-American status (NCAA top-eight). 
Look for Stacy and the rest of the Fightin' Quaker track and field team as they open their outdoor season March 23 and 24 at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.