Beaver Falls, PA - Geneva College indoor track and field coach Brian Yowler will accompany 11 student-athletes to Indiana Wesleyan over the weekend to compete at the NCCCA (National Christian College Athletic Association) national indoor track and field meet. The Golden Tornadoes have a total of seven student-athletes that have qualified for the meet based on national standards. Geneva will take four additional student-athletes to compete who narrowly missed the national standards. "We feel like we have a special group," says Yowler. "In just a few short weeks we have set some school records that have stood for a long time. We are very much looking forward to this weekend to see how we compete against some of the best competition in the country."
Senior distance runner Nick Edinger qualified in both the 5K and the one-mile event. The Geneva record holder in both events, Edinger headlines a group of six male student-athletes headed to Indiana. Ryan White (60 meter), Josh Guiser (60 meter), Rick Truesdell (shot put), Matt Logan (shot put) and Mark Filtz (pole vault) will all be making the trek to Indiana Wesleyan.
On the women′s side, freshman Sarah-Noel Meek qualified in three separate events but will be competing in the 5K and 3K at the national meet. Teammates Alayna Merkle (mile, 3K), Anna Kluitenberg (5K), Emily Hoobler (5K) and Sara Williams (shot put) will all be competing on the national stage.
"It is always an exciting time for our student-athletes to see where they stack up against the best in the country," says Yowler. "It will be a great experience for all of them and we are looking for some very solid performances."
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).