Minnesota Morris senior Emily Ciesynski has qualified for the NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in two events, as announced by the NCAA Saturday, May 18.
Ciesynski, a native of Blaine, qualified for the women's 400-meter hurdles and the women's 400-meter dash.
Ciesynski took home a first-place finish in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Final Qualifier Thursday, May 16, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She clocked a time of 1:02.23.
Jessica Bliese also participated in the NCAA Final Qualifier Thursday, in La Crosse. She placed ninth in the women's hammer throw with a distance of 151-5 and she finished 11th in the women's shot put with a personal-best mark of 41-0.50. Her mark Thursday moves her from No. 4 to No. 3 in school history.
Heading into the championship meet, Ciesynski is seeded ninth in the women's 400-meter hurdles with her school record time of 1:01.71 and is seeded 21st in the women's 400-meter dash with her school record time of 57.06.
For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.
The championships will be held May 23-25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
The prelims of the women's 400-meter hurdles are set for Thursday, May 23, at 4:25 p.m. (EDT) and the prelims of the women's 400-meter dash are scheduled for Friday, May 24, at 3 p.m. (EDT).
The finals of the women's 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles are scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 1:10 p.m. (EDT) and 2:15 p.m. (EDT), respectively.