Chambers qualifies for national championship

Junior Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) has qualified for the NCAA III national championships in the long jump. The NCAA's meet will be held in Delaware, Ohio May 23-25.

Chambers, the Hanover College indoor and outdoor record holder in the event, leapt 5.67 meters (18-feet, 7.25-inches) at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational April 5 to qualify for the championship. Her jump ranks 16th in the country.

She is the second track & field athlete to qualify for the NCAA championship in college history. Leah Peelman, a 2005 Hanover graduate, earned all-America honors as a senior after placing fourth in the 10,000-meter run.

Chambers will compete in the long jump Thursday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m.