Markos Takes Sixth in Hammer at NCAA Championships To Earn All-America Honors

Markos Takes Sixth in Hammer at NCAA Championships To Earn All-America Honors

Geneva, Ohio - May 27, 2017 - Springfield College's Carly Markos (Wallkill, N.Y.) concluded her collegiate career on Saturday as she earned All-America honors in the hammer throw at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the SPIRE Institute.

Markos finished sixth in the field of 22 competitors to earn the first All-America honor of her career.  She becomes just the fourth Springfield College women's track and field student-athlete to earn the national honor in the hammer throw, and the first since 2007.

Competing in the second flight of 11 competitors in the prelims, Markos qualified for the finals after posting a toss of 55.76m (182-11.25) on her third and final attempt.  That distance proved to be the fifth farthest of the prelims.

Markos would not top that mark in her three attempts in the finals and and she finished sixth overall to earn a spot on the awards podium. 

Making her second-straight trip to the outdoor track and field national championships, Markos had a decorated final year for the Pride.  After reaching the NCAA Indoor Championships earlier this winter, the Special Education major was been sensational during the outdoor portion and entered the national event seeded sixth out of 22 competitors with a qualifying throw of 56.62 meters.  The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) New England Women's Field Athlete of the Year, Markos won regional titles in the hammer this spring at the ECAC Championship and New England Division III Championships.