One More Trip To Nationals For Chappell-Dick

One More Trip To Nationals For Chappell-Dick

Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) has earned one final trip to Nationals, qualifying for next weekend's final meet in the 1500m.

A four-time All-American, Chappell-Dick is seeded No. 5 in the 1500m with her time of 4:28.62 from the Colonial Relays on March 31.

Eastern Mennonite's runner already owns three All-American finishes in her track career, taking silver in the indoor mile in 2015 and 2016, while also crossing third in the 1500m at the indoor meet last spring. Chappell-Dick was 17th at the national cross country meet this past fall.

Including all three sports, this is her seventh overall trip to a national meet. She is also 12th nationally in the 800m at 2:10.26, but elected to only run in the 1500m.

The 2016 NCAA Outdoor National Championships are this coming Thursday through Saturday in Waverly, Iowa, hosted by Wartburg College.

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St. Thomas' Emily Gapinski, who won the mile at this year's Indoor Championships, is seeded No. 1 in the 1500m with a time of 4:23.25, with Maya Weigel of Pomona-Pitzer just behind her in 4:23.56. Chappell-Dick finished second to Gapinski in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Meet in early March.

The preliminaries of the 22-woman field of the 1500m will be on Thursday, *with an adjusted starting time of 2:45pm (Eastern Time)*. The finals are Saturday at 2:35pm.

On the men's side, senior thrower Jeremy Heizer (Staunton, Va./Riverheads) narrowly missed a spot at Nationals in the shot put. His best throw of 16.25m (53-3.75ft) was No. 23 in the nation, with only the top 20 qualifying. He was No. 18 early on Thursday, but was bumped out by a handful of late performances on the final day of last chance meets. The final qualifiers had a distance of 16.30m (53-5.75ft). Heizer, the 2016 ODAC Indoor Championships Athlete of the Meet, was 14th at the national indoor meet.