Ward Finishes 13th in High Jump at NCAA Championships

Ward made her debut at the NCAA Championships on Friday

Holliston, Massachusetts, junior makes first trip to NCAA Championships

KINGSVILLE, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Stonehill College junior Madison Ward turned in a 13th place finish in the women's high jump at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Texas A&M University-Kingsville, at Javelina Stadium this evening.

Ward, who provisionally qualified for the NCAA II Indoor Championships in March, made her nationals debut by earning entry to the Outdoor Championships. After qualifying with a school-record and NE10 Championship winning height of 5-feet, 7.75-inches, she came into the Outdoor Championships as the 14th-seed out of 22 entries.

Ward would finish 13th on the evening by clearing a height of 5-feet, 4.50-inches on her first attempt. The bar moved up to 5-06.50 for the second progression and she joined eight others in missing on all three attempts at the height. Tiffin University freshman Marisa Gwinner won the event title by clearing 5-feet, 8-inches, edging out Bellarmine University senior Yashira Rhymer-Stuart on attempts.

Stonehill wraps up its 2018-19 season having swept the Northeast-10 Conference indoor and outdoor track & field championships for the fourth-straight year. Ward gives the women's program an NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier for the sixth-straight year.

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