Nelson, Zaria HS 2021-22INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 17, 2022) – After some dominating performances during the regular season, Claflin University senior Zaria Nelson will put her talents on display on the national stage as she was one of 377 women student-athletes who were announced as participants in the 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet.

Nelson was selected to compete in the women’s discus throw. She earned her spot in the championship meet after recording a 154’2″ (47.00m) throw at the Georgia Southern Spring Classic. The mark was the 20th in the nation and secured a spot for Nelson at the national championship meet. The honor is another in a terrific season for Nelson who also claimed the 2022 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championship in the women’s shot as well as a second-place finish in the women’s discus throw at the conference championship meet. Her efforts earned her the title of 2022 CIAA Women’s Field Events MVP.

The 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet will be held from May 26th – May 28th in Allendale, Michigan at the Grand Valley State Track & Field Stadium. More information on the championship will be provided as it becomes available.

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