Madeia Races in 800 Meter Dash Prelims at NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships

Madeia Races in 800 Meter Dash Prelims at NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships

La Crosse, Wis. - May 25, 2018 - Junior Kristen Madeia (Berlin, Conn.) of the Springfield College women's track and field program made her debut on the national stage Friday night, as she competed in the 800 meter prelims at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, hosted at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Madeia, who came into the race seeded 20th in all of Division III, clocked in a 2:15.75 and fell short of qualifying for finals on Saturday. Madeia had quite an impressive journey to La Crosse, Wis. as she ran a time of 2:14.02 at the Swarthmore Final Qualifying Meet on Monday, May 14, before lowering her time to 2:12.40, sliding herself into Division III's Top 20.