Shaw places 19th in triple jump at NCAA Championships

Shaw places 19th in triple jump at NCAA Championships

Senior Arielle Shaw of the Oglethorpe women's track and field team finished 19th in the triple jump competition Saturday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

The Stormy Petrel senior tallied her best leap of 37 feet, 5.25 inches on her first of three tries. She needed to finish in the top nine to advance to the final round of competition, with the other 13 competitors eliminated.

Shaw finishes her career having qualified for three out of four NCAA Division III meets in the triple jump. Those three trips to the national meet help comprise a streak of five women's triple jump qualifications in six years for the program.