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COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD: NCAA DIII INDOOR TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Area trio helps UW–La Crosse women win DIII track and field national championship
Birmingham, Ala. — The UW–La Crosse women’s track and field team captured its second NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday night at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
The Eagles finished with 59.5 team points to win their first indoor national championship since 2015.
Washington University–St. Louis (Mo.) placed second with 54.0 points while Loras College (Iowa) was third with 40.5 and Johns Hopkins University (Md.) fourth with 33.0.
Senior Skye Digman, a 2018 graduate of Platteville High School, captured the individual national championship in the women’s weight throw (62’11.5”) on Friday.
Digman earned her second All-America honor of this year’s championships with a fourth-place finish (47’10.5”) in the shot put on Saturday. It is her fourth career NCAA III Indoor All-American award in the shot put after winning the title in 2022 and finishing fifth (44’10.75”) in 2019. She also earned NCAA III All-America honors in the shot put and weight throw in 2020 after the national meet was canceled.
Digman is also a six-time NCAA DIII Outdoor All-American, placing seventh in the shot put in 2019, second in the hammer throw, third in the shot put and seventh in the discus in 2021, and first in the discus and fifth in the hammer throw in 2022.
UWL earned seven individual All-America accolades on Saturday, including a pair from senior Emma Lawrence, former Benton standout. She finished second (24.44) in the 200-meter dash and third (8.53) in the 60-meter hurdles.
Lawrence has now earned five career indoor All-America honors, including third in the 60-meter hurdles. She placed fourth last season. Lawrence was on the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay in 2022.
Sophomore Skylar White, a former River Ridge standout, placed 13th (3,362 points) in the pentathlon on Friday, competing in the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800-meter run.