Asare-Bediako and Treanor Set to Represent Amherst at NCAA Championships

Asare-Bediako and Treanor Set to Represent Amherst at NCAA Championships

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AMHERST, Mass. – Junior Abbey Asare-Bediako and first-year Katherine Treanor of the Amherst College women's outdoor track & field team are set to represent the Mammoths at the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio this Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27 at the SPIRE Institute.

To qualify for a women's individual event, a student-athlete must own a top-22 mark nation-wide among declared student-athletes during the 2017 outdoor season. For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams, one per institution, were accepted into competition.

Qualifying in the triple jump, Asare-Bediako is primed to make her second NCAA appearance for Amherst after also earning a bid to compete in the triple jump at the 2016-17 Indoor Championships. Notching her best mark of the spring at the Amherst Spring Fling on April 8, the Washington D.C native enters national completion seeded 16th overall with a distance of 11.78 meters.

Treanor is set to make her third NCAA Championship appearance after securing a spot in the 10,000-meter event. Running in the 10,000-meter twice this spring, Treanor posted a second and first place finish, improving upon her 36:41.84 mark that landed her second overall at the NESCAC Championships (April 29) to notch a personal best time of 35:57.3 and take the gold at the NEICAAA Championships on May 12-13. The Chevy Chase, Md. native owns the 11th seed in the event entering the national meet.
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Taryn Cordani