18 Consecutive (2000-2017) LEC Championships

Kalilwa, Close Compete at NCAA Div. III Outdoor Championships

Sophomores Emily Close (left) and Adela Kalilwa represented USM at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships (photos by D3photography)
Sophomores Emily Close (left) and Adela Kalilwa represented USM at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships (photos by D3photography)

Kalilwa, Close Compete at NCAA Div. III Championships

            La CROSSE, Wis. -- The University of Southern Maine women's track and field team's 2018 outdoor season came to a close Saturday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

            For the second straight year, sophomore Adela Kalilwa (Lewiston, Maine) competed in the triple jump.  Jumping in the first of two flights in the preliminary round, Kalilwa posted her best mark of 11.57 meters (37-11 ½) on her first attempt, and finished 13th overall.

            On Friday, sophomore Emily Close (Orleans, Vt./Lake Region Union), competing in her first NCAA championships, completed her participation in the seven-event heptathlon with a score of 4,007 points.

 

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