PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College track and field team had one student-athlete qualify for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga. / Tucker) qualified to compete in the women's triple jump.
This marks the second time Lee will be competing at the NCAA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships as a member of the Storm. Lee is the reigning Great Lake Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's triple jump champion.
Head Coach Grant Lofdahl said ""Nadia has had a fantastic career at Lake Erie, and she's given more to this school than any coach has a right to expect from a student-athlete. I'm so pleased that she's had her best season of jumping during her final outdoor track season, because she's endured some tough times. She's missed out on qualifying for the national championships by mere centimeters multiple times, but this year she left no doubt with a 12.40-meter jump at GLIACs. That's nearly 41 feet, and if she can replicate it at the national meet, good things will happen. Nadia is peaking at the right time. With her talent, mental toughness, and the kind of season she's had, the goal is certainly to be All-American. The top-8 finishers earn First Team All-American status, and 9th-12th earns honorable mention".
The NCAA Outdoor National Championships start on Thursday (May 25) and concludes on Saturday (May 27). Lee will be in action on Saturday (May 27) at approximately 4:45 p.m.