Webb makes history at NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships

Webb holds her third national championship trophy.
Skylyn Webb holds her third national championship trophy during the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Skylyn Webb repeated as the outdoor national champion in the 800-meter run to lead UCCS at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 23-25 at Javelina Stadium, hosted by Texas A&M University, Kingsville.

Webb had the fastest time in the preliminaries and was in a battle during the finals with Grand Valley State University’s Rachael Walters through the first 600 meters. Webb pulled away in the last 200 meters and ended up with a more than one second margin of victory at 2 minutes, 6.96 seconds to become the fifth female student-athlete in Division II history to win back-to-back national championships in the event. She ended her collegiate career with three national championships, four first team All-America honors, four RMAC Track Athlete of the Year awards, four all-region selections from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and eight All-RMAC First Team honors.

Kaija Crowe set a program record with 5,036 points in the heptathlon and finished eighth for All-America honors. She joined teammate Hannah Meek as the pair both earned All-America accolades in the long jump. Meek finished sixth in the nation with 19 feet, 10 1/4 inches in her first All-America award, while Crowe earned a second team accolade on a No. 12 finish with 19-6 3/4 inches.

Charlie Forbes, the indoor 60-meter hurdle national champion, qualified for the finals in the 110-meter hurdles but was unable to race due to an injury suffered in Friday’s preliminaries.

Kayla Zink finished No. 17 in the 100-meter dash with 11.79 seconds. Will Ross made his first career NCAA championship appearance and finished No. 19 in the triple jump with a mark of 48-6 1/4.

The Mountain Lion women finished in a tie for No. 17 in the team standings with 14 points. The women’s team also won its first RMAC outdoor championship this season.

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