GREENSBORO, N.C. – Salisbury University track and field athlete Colleen Howard finished 17th in the women's high jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on Friday afternoon at the Irwin Belk Track.
Howard, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md., made it through the first two rounds of jumps, ultimately clearing a final mark of 1.61 meters (5-3.25) on her second attempt. Her afternoon came to an end after missing on three attempts to clear 1.64 meters.
"Colleen has finished an outstanding year of jumping and made many improvements in 2021," said Sea Gull head track and field coach Jim Jones. "We know she will be back next year for a place on the podium and more medals."
Howard, whose season-best of 1.74 meters (5-8.5) set a new school women's high jump record, was tied for the best mark in the nation before the championship meet. Sharde Johnson of Colby won the national title with a height of 1.76 meters (5-9.25), while Jaidyn Appel of Tufts and Bri Lantrip of Cortland State finished tied for the silver at 1.73 meters (5-8).