WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) will participate in the 2018 NCAA Women's Cross Country National Championships this coming Saturday, December 1 at 12:15 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa. at Schenley Park as part of the NCAA Division II National Championships Festival.
Marston reached the Championships as an individual after placing fourth overall in the NCAA East Regionals, held in Bethpage, N.Y. on Nov. 17. She finished with an impressive time of 22:28.3 and was the second fastest individual among runners whose team didn't qualify for the NCAA Championships, which secured her selection.
From the East Region, Stonehill, Roberts Wesleyan and Merrimack qualified as teams. Assumption finished fourth, one year after winning the NCAA Regional Title, to barely miss out on qualifying as a team. This does mark Marston's third straight appearance, as she went with the team in 2016 and 2017. She finished 214th in 2017 and sixth among the team's runners.
Fans can follow Marston's performance by going to the NCAA Cross Country Championships home page, which has complete information about the day as well as links to follow the action and can be found here.