Nielsen set for second NCAA shot put appearance
Redshirt sophomore Shay Nielsen (Detroit Lakes) is one of 19 Golden Gophers from the No. 11 University of Minnesota women's track & field team among the declared competitors for the 2018 NCAA West Prelim hosted by California State University, Sacramento and the Sacramento Sports Commission next Thursday, May 24 through Saturday, May 26.
The 19 Gophers have secured 23 entries in 14 different events at the NCAA West Prelim.
Nielsen will compete in shot put in her second appearance. She placed 22nd last year after throwing a second-best mark of the season at 15.34m (50-04).
2018 Gopher NCAA West Preliminary Competitors
Ayesha Champagnie, javelin
Nayoka Clunis, shot put, hammer throw
Emerald Egwim***, 400m, 4x400m relay
Agnes Esser***, discus, hammer throw
Bethany Hasz, 5,000m
Megan Hasz, 10,000m
Val Larson, 4x400m relay
Titania Markland***, 400m, 4x400m relay
Nicolle Murphy***, javelin
Shay Nielsen*, shot put
Temi Ogunrinde*, hammer throw
Karlie Place*, pole vault
Ashley Ramacher, high jump
Kiley Sabin**, shot put, discus
Rachel Schow*, 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay
Emma Spagnola***, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles
Madeline Strandemo**, 3,000m steeplechase
Heta Tuuri**, high jump
Shanique Wright**, triple jump
* Indicates number of previous years appearing at the NCAA West Prelim.