Four Saints head for NCAA indoor track and fiels championships
St. Lawrence University senior Amy Cymerman will be out to earn back-to-back All America honors for 2013-14 and junior Divya Biswal will look for a third straight All America finish when they join Lisa Grohn and Ariel Beccia as the St. Lawrence contingent at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at Lincoln, NE.
Cymerman and Biswal qualified for the NCAA Championships, which will be run in the Bob Devaney Sports Center Center at the University of Nebraska, in two different events while Grohn and Beccia will join Cymerman in the 5000 meters to give the Saints their best representation in program history in one event at the NCAAs.Cymerman will run in the 3000 meters on Saturday at 4:40 p.m. and has a seed time of 9:49.03, which is the 13th best in the country in Division III this season. She has the fourth best time in the 5000 at 16:56.92 and will be joined by Grohn (13th best at 17:14.51) and Beccia (16th, 17:18.48) in that event, which goes at 5:50 on Friday. All three Saint runners were members of the cross country team which finished 10th nationally in the fall and Cymerman was an All America in that competition with a 10th place finish. If she can finish in the top eight in either of her events at Lincoln, she will join Wendy Pavlus on the list of Saint women who have earned All America in both cross country and indoor track in the same season.
Biswal was an All America in the triple jump both indoor and outdoor last year, finishing second indoors and eighth outdoors. She will be after her third straight All America finish in that event which will be contested Saturday at 10 a.m. and will also compete in the long jump, Friday at 2 p.m. She grabbed the last spot in the long jump field with a 5.51 meter best and has the third best triple jump thus far this year with a 11.96 meter jump. She will renew her duel with Ithaca's Emilia Scheemaker, who is the top seed in the event. Sheemaker was first and Biswal second in the ECAC Championships while Biswal won and Scheemaker was second in the NYSCTC Championships.