(Geneva, Ohio) – The Dickinson men's and women's track & field teams had four individuals qualify for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships this weekend at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, beginning Thursday morning.
Sophomore Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) will get things started on Thursday morning, competing in the 10,000-meters. Johnston makes her second appearance at nationals, qualifying in the 5,000-meters during the indoor season and placed 15th overall at championships.
Johnston enters Thursday's race, ranked 15th in the 10,000. She clocked her top time of the season at the Bucknell Distance Carnival, crossing the line in 35:17.12. That moved her all the way to third on the program all-time list and placed her as high as 12th, nationally. She ran to the Centennial Conference Championship in the 10,000, earning First-team All-Conference honors and captured silver in the 5,000 this spring.
Junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) makes her third appearance at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. She is ranked sixth in the 5,000-meters, shattering the school record this spring with a time of 16:49.66. She broke the previous mark by over four seconds, ranking her fifth in the nation earlier this season. House qualified for the 5,000 at the 2017 outdoor national championships and the 3,000 this winter at the indoor championships.
She earned Second-team All-Conference honors this spring, placing second in the 10,000-meters as the Red Devils swept the top three spots in the event.
Sophomore Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) will join House in the 5,000-meters on Saturday afternoon. Cardi ran to All-American honors in the 5,000 at the 2019 indoor championships. She broke the school record in the prelims and reset the mark again in the finals, clocking a program-best 9:48.30.
Cardi earned Second-team All-Conference honors with the 4x800 relay and had a pair of third place finishes to receive honorable mention in the 1,500 and 5,000.
Junior Bryce Descavish (Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria) will represent the men's program, making his second straight appearance at the outdoor national championships, placing 17th last spring. He scored well at the 2019 outdoor conference championships, helping the Red Devils to a fourth straight title in the 4x800 relay. He placed second in the 10,000 and was third in the 5,000-meter event. At the 2019 indoor conference championships, he finished second in both the 3,000 and 5,000, and was third with the 4x800 relay.
Competition begins with the 10,000 meters on Thursday. The opening race is set to begin at 9:45 am.
Emma Johnston | 10,000 meters | Thursday, May 23 - 9:45 am
Isabel Cardi | 5,000 meters | Saturday, May 25 - 3:00 pm
Sarah House | 5,000 meters | Saturday, May 25 - 3:00 pm
Bryce Descavish | 5,000 meters | Saturday, May 25 - 3:25 pm