Two Manchester Athletes Ready For Division III Championships

May 25, 2022 at 10:04 p.m.
Two Manchester Athletes Ready For Division III Championships
Two Manchester Athletes Ready For Division III Championships

By Dillon Bender-

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University junior distance runner Enrique Salazar is set to compete at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend Geneva, Ohio. Salazar will compete in the 10,000m which is slated to be held on Thursday May 26 at 9:15 p.m. This year’s championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute.

Salazar (Plymouth) had track campaign for the history books. After narrowly missing indoor nationals during the winter, Salazar was able to punch his ticket to the outdoor championships after setting a new school record in the 10,000m at the WashU (Mo.) Distance Carnival in early April – a time of 29:46.52 which has him seeded 12th in the event.

Both the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Distance Indoor and Outdoor MVP, Salazar was the top point scorer for the Black & Gold at this year’s conference championships and held lead the Spartans to their first-ever track & field titles. The four-time HCAC Male Track Athlete of the Week established five new school records in 2022. Salazar was named Manchester University’s Male Athlete of the Year on May 9.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships, for each men’s individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student athletes were accepted into the championships. For each women’s individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student athletes were accepted into this year’s championships. For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into this year’s championships by the NCAA.

Salazar will be joined in Ohio by fellow Spartan Carley Camp, who will compete in the shot put on Friday.

Manchester University first-year thrower Carley Camp is set to compete at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend in Geneva, Ohio. Camp will compete in the shot put, which is slated to be held on Friday May 26 at 2:15 p.m. This year’s championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute.

Camp (Logansport) burst onto the scene in her first season as a member of the Manchester track & field teams. Camp helped the Spartans sweep this year’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference track & field championships – helping the Black & Gold sweep of the conference crowns for the first time since 2016. Camp was HCAC outdoor champion in the hammer throw this spring. She also earned all-conference placements in the shot put (both indoor and outdoor), and discus (outdoor) while earning USTFCCCA All-Region recognition during the indoor circuit. Camp was able to punch her ticket to the outdoor championships after setting a new school record in the shot put at the 2022 HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the end of April – a mark of 13.55m (44’ 5 1/2”) which has her seeded 22nd.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships, for each men’s individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student athletes were accepted into the championships. For each women’s individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student athletes were accepted into this year’s championships. For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into this year’s championships by the NCAA.

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University junior distance runner Enrique Salazar is set to compete at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend Geneva, Ohio. Salazar will compete in the 10,000m which is slated to be held on Thursday May 26 at 9:15 p.m. This year’s championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute.

Salazar (Plymouth) had track campaign for the history books. After narrowly missing indoor nationals during the winter, Salazar was able to punch his ticket to the outdoor championships after setting a new school record in the 10,000m at the WashU (Mo.) Distance Carnival in early April – a time of 29:46.52 which has him seeded 12th in the event.

Both the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Distance Indoor and Outdoor MVP, Salazar was the top point scorer for the Black & Gold at this year’s conference championships and held lead the Spartans to their first-ever track & field titles. The four-time HCAC Male Track Athlete of the Week established five new school records in 2022. Salazar was named Manchester University’s Male Athlete of the Year on May 9.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships, for each men’s individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student athletes were accepted into the championships. For each women’s individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student athletes were accepted into this year’s championships. For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into this year’s championships by the NCAA.

Salazar will be joined in Ohio by fellow Spartan Carley Camp, who will compete in the shot put on Friday.

Manchester University first-year thrower Carley Camp is set to compete at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend in Geneva, Ohio. Camp will compete in the shot put, which is slated to be held on Friday May 26 at 2:15 p.m. This year’s championships will be held at the SPIRE Institute.

Camp (Logansport) burst onto the scene in her first season as a member of the Manchester track & field teams. Camp helped the Spartans sweep this year’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference track & field championships – helping the Black & Gold sweep of the conference crowns for the first time since 2016. Camp was HCAC outdoor champion in the hammer throw this spring. She also earned all-conference placements in the shot put (both indoor and outdoor), and discus (outdoor) while earning USTFCCCA All-Region recognition during the indoor circuit. Camp was able to punch her ticket to the outdoor championships after setting a new school record in the shot put at the 2022 HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the end of April – a mark of 13.55m (44’ 5 1/2”) which has her seeded 22nd.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships, for each men’s individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student athletes were accepted into the championships. For each women’s individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student athletes were accepted into this year’s championships. For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into this year’s championships by the NCAA.
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