(Source: BG Sports Information)
Bowling Green State University redshirt sophomore Brooke Pleger will compete in the NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship June 5-8. Pleger, who won the East Regional Preliminary, is ranked fifth in the country in the event.
The hammer throw will be the first contested event at the championship, taking place at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Based on results from the Regional Championships, Pleger is the No. 7 seed at the national championship. While Pleger's throw of 210-feet-1 meters was the best in the East, six competitors threw further than that distance in the West, including top-seeded Chelsea Cassulo of Arizona State. She threw 229-11 meters to win the West.
Pleger is one of three Mid-American Conference hammer throws in the 24-person field at the NCAA National Championship. Akron's Brittany Funk is seeded eighth and Buffalo's Shant'e White is 19th.
Only five Falcons have ever scored points at an NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship and none have placed higher than sixth. Listed below are the all-time results for BGSU student-athletes who scored points at the national championship. Interestingly, all of the program's previous scorers did so in field events.