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Suffolk's Manfra, Weisse Qualify for NCAA D3 Indoor Track & Field National Championships


Courtesy of Suffolk Athletics Communications

INDIANAPOLIS – In just its second varsity season, the Suffolk women's indoor track & field team will be represented at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend as juniors Emily Manfra and Emma Weisse were announced in the field late Sunday night. 

Manfra and Weisse will take their talents to the national tournament held March 8-9 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston with UMass Boston serving as host. Manfra earned her spot in the mile, while her classmate is in the 3000 meter field. 

For each women's individual event contested, including the pentathlon, the top 20 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For a complete list of participants, click here. This website is maintained by Delta Timing, a computer services company that provides results for track & field and cross country meets. 

Manfra's rightful place in the top 20 in the mile came with the University's first-ever sub-5:00.0 mile at Boston University's John Terrier Classic Jan. 25 when the Stoneham, Mass. native crossed the finish line in 4:56.82. Weisse, meanwhile, secured her spot behind a team of 10:06.52 in the 3000 meter run. 

The Rams' pair are the first-ever Suffolk student-athletes to compete at the indoor national championships and the only participants from a GNAC member in the field. 

At the 2018 GNAC Cross Country Championships back in October, Weisse finished first among the conference's 89-runner field, with Manfra finishing in second place. 

For more information on the upcoming indoor national championships at the Reggie, click here.