Rockford University freshman thrower Kaylynne Terry (Streator, Ill.) concluded her season on Friday, May 25 at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Terry's top throw in the shot put came on her third attempt in the preliminaries and traveled a distance of 13.38 meters. Her mark was officially the thirteenth farthest throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and was just 0.16 meters shy of qualifying her for the finals.
Rockford University freshman Kaylynne Terry (Streator, Ill.) added yet another award to her name when she was named All-Midwest Region this week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field season. The top-five individuals from each event in each of the eight regions earn all-region recognition. This year there were a total of 667 female athletes from 184 programs who earned all-region distinction, and only athletes from USTFCCCA member institutions are eligible for the award.
Rockford University freshman thrower Kaylynne Terry (Streator, Ill.) added yet another outstanding achievement to an already amazing season on Saturday when she officially qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Terry becomes the first Regent known to qualify for Nationals since Rockford transitioned from NAIA to NCAA in the 1980s. She finished the season tied for the ninth farthest throw in NCAA Division III at 13.98 meters. Terry is currently right on the edge of earning All-America status, as the top eight finishers at the NCAA Outdoor Championships are named All-Americans.
The Rockford University outdoor track and field teams participated in their final meet of the season on Thursday evening at the Augustana Twilight Final Qualifier. This was a non-scoring meet as it was the final day for student-athletes across the country to improve their marks prior to next week's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.
The Rockford University track and field teams participated in the Dr. Keeler Invite hosted by North Central College on Thursday and Friday. This was a non-scoring meet as individual student-athletes focused on improving their marks both for national rankings and personal records.
LISLE, Ill. - It was a record-setting weekend for the Regents at the 2018 NACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The Regents set eleven school records on Friday and Saturday, seven on the women's side and four on the men's side. As a team, the men finished seventh with 38 points, which is the second most points Rockford has ever scored at the NACC Outdoor Championsh
The Rockford University track and field teams took part in their final tune-up on Saturday at the Beloit Relays prior to next week's NACC Outdoor Championship. As a team, the RU women finished seventh and the men finished twelfth. Individually, the Regents had numerous participants set new personal records; as well as, Lexie Collins (Earlville, Ill.) breaking the RU school record in the 400 meter hurdles and Katrina Kopfhamer (Portage, Wis.) breaking the school record in the hammer throw.
It was another excellent showing on Saturday for the Rockford University outdoor track and field teams at the University of Dubuque Invite. Junior thrower Jared Johnson (Miami, Fla.) broke his own school record in the hammer throw, senior Lexie Collins (Earlville, Ill.) tied the school record in the high jump and nearly every Regent set at least one new personal record. As a team, the Regents finished eleventh on the men's side and twelfth on the women's side.