Six members of the Middlebury College women's track & field team will take part in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships to take place on May 21-23. The events will take place inside the Merrick-Pinkard Track & Field Complex and are hosted by St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.
Seniors Alison Maxwell (Port Angeles, Wash.) and Sarah Guth (Wilton, Conn.) along with juniors Adrian Walsh (Bozeman, Mont.) and Carly Andersen (Mercer Island, Wash.) will compete for national titles. Rookies Robin Vincent (Sutton, Vt.) and Devon Player (Phoenixville, Pa.) will compete in their first national outdoor meets.
Maxwell, the 2015 NCAA Indoor champion in the mile, will take part in the 5,000-meter run. She is seeded 14th with a time of 17:07.68 which she established during the Open New England Championships. An All-American indoors in the 1,500-meter run, Guth will look to translate that success to the outdoor track in the same event. She posted the 16th-fastest time in the nation of 4:32.47 during the Division III New England Championship in late April.
Also participating in the 1,500 will be Vincent, who edged Guth during the DIII New Englands with a time of 4:31.66, good for 12th. The preliminary heats for the women's 1,500 will take place at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, while Maxwell will run on Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
In the meet's longest event, Walsh will enter with the nation's 16th-best time in the 10,000-meter run of 36:06.08 in the Open New England Championships. She will run on Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m.
Off the track, Andersen and Player will take part in the javelin toss. Andersen enters the meet with her best throw of 138'3" in the NESCAC Championship, good for 17th. Player looks to cap off a successful first collegiate season as she launched her best effort of 137'10" in the Division III New England Championships. Andersen and Player will vie for a national title beginning on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.