Lyons near top 10 nationally after tying for 11th at NCAA Championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Wheaton College women's indoor track & field team approached the top 10 at this weekend's NCAA Championship, as the Lyons tied for 11th with 13 points when the two-day meet came to an end on Saturday at Capital University.

Junior Didine Jusme (Providence, R.I./Classical) was 0.01 ticks shy of the 55-meter hurdles national champion, placing second overall in 8.11 while earning her first indoor All-America honor.

Classmate Ashley Dell'Aira (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) made the most of her nationals debut in the triple jump, picking up her initial All-America accolade after finishing fourth with a jump of 37' 10 3/4".

Wheaton's 4x400M relay also competed, as Jusme, junior Lauren Cardarelli (Cranston, R.I./La Salle Academy) and freshmen Ashante Little (Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet) and Meredith Scannell (San Marino, Calif./San Marino) didn't place due to a disqualification.

The Lyons kick off their outdoor schedule on Saturday, April 2, at the Tufts Invitational.