WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Brittney Bell (Poland, Maine), Brittany Reardon (Scituate, Mass.), and Dom Kone (Bucksport, Maine) will be heading to California this week for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Bell will compete in the women's 400-meter dash, Reardon will run in the women's 100-meter hurdles, and Kone will sprint in the men's 100-meter dash in the meet hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College. Webcast, live results, and other information is available at the following: http://www.cmsathletics.org/ncaa/track/2012/index
Bell will run in a 400 meter heat on Friday at 8:50 p.m. (EST), while the championship final is scheduled for a 6:40 p.m. start Saturday. Reardon's heat in the 100 hurdles begins at 8:05 p.m. Friday and the final is Saturday at 6:15 p.m. Kone's chance for a second national title this year starts on Friday at 9:50 p.m. with a 100 meter heat and the final goes off at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday.
Kone is the national champion in the indoor 60-meter dash and is seeded third in the 100 coming into the outdoor meet. He has run 10.56 in winning the NESCAC title for a third straight year and during the prelims of the ECAC meet (he had a false start disqualification in the final). McMurry's Kenneth Turner, who finished third to Kone in the indoor 60 meters, is ranked first in the 100 dash at 10.52 and finished second in the event at last year's national meet.
Reardon set her school record of 14.49 in taking second place in the 100 hurdles at a home meet earlier this spring. She also took second place at the NESCAC meet with a time of 14.60 and was fifth at the New England Division III meet. Melissa Norville of Illinois College has the top time in the country this year at 13.84.
Bell set a school record in the 400 dash with a 56.77 clocking in taking fourth at the ECAC meet last weekend. She was first in the 400 at the home meet, fourth in the New England Division III meet (58.20), and fifth at the NESCAC event (59.09). Wartburg's Skye Morrison returns to defend her title in the 400 dash and has the top time of the year at 53.58.