Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College women's outdoor track and field seniors Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) and Morgan Hallow (Charlotte, N.C.), juniors Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) and Devan Walsh (Danvers, Mass.) and sophomore Izzy Bruno (Winchester, Mass.) have all qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championships on May 23-25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 competitors in the country made the cut. The Bantams, led by Head Coach John Michael Mason (1st season), finished tied for ninth out of 33 teams at the New England Open Championships at Southern Connecticut earlier this month after finishing fourth at the 2019 Division III New England Championships.
Barnes posted her 1,500-meter qualifying time of 4:27.39 at the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational in April. Barnes, also a member of Trinity's 4x400-meter relay team that just missed qualifying for nationals, makes the national cut for the first time in her career after earning All-New England honors in multiple events during her career.
Hallow qualified in the 400-meter dash after dominating competition all spring. Hallow enters the Championships seeded ninth after posting a qualifying time and new college record of 56.17 at the 2019 Division III New England Championships earlier this month, at which she was crowned New England Champion. Hallow, also a member of the Bantam 4x400 squad, has posted three first-place performances in the event this spring with two runner-up finishes.
Kabari also enters the event with a New England Champion title next to her name after winning the shot put at both New England Championships earlier this month. Kabari returns to the national championships after finishing as the top thrower from New England last year in Wisconsin. Kabari enters the weekend seeded sixth thanks to a 14.37 meter heave at the New England Championships that won her the event. Kabari holds the program record that she's has re-broken numerous times and also is an All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) performer, both in track and field and for Trinity's women's basketball team.
Walsh also is an All-NESCAC performer this spring, qualifying for nationals in the javelin. Walsh registered a career-best throw of 43 meters at the New England Championships, which was good for fourth place and puts her 11th in the field at nationals. Walsh has posted three top finishes this spring and has never finished lower than fourth. Walsh, also a member of the Bantam women's basketball squad, earned All-New England, All-Region, and All-NESCAC honors last year as a sophomore as well.
Bruno is seeded 21st in the high jump after posting a qualifying distance last weekend at the Williams Last Chance Meet. Bruno finished first with a 1.67 meters jump to make the cut. The first place finish was her second of the spring, after she also won the Trinity Invitational in April, and ranks her 4th in New England.