La Crosse, Wis. – Denison University senior Hannah Hall placed 13th overall in the women's high jump on Friday afternoon at the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Track & Field Championship in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Hall reached the national meet after a season-best jump of 1.66 meters at the Baldwin Wallace Harrison Dillard Twilight on May 11 seeded her 20th out of 22 qualifiers. On her first four heights of the afternoon, Hall took control as she reached 1.52, 1.57, 1.62 and 1.65 meters on her first attempt at each. The senior's maximum height would hold at 1.65 meters (5'5") for her third consecutive top-15 finish at the national outdoor meet.
Ohio Wesleyan's Cirrus Robinson was named the national champion in the high jump after becoming the only competitor to clear 1.74 meters. Williams' Emma Egan placed second overall with a mark of 1.71 meters, while Stacy Kozlowski of George Fox reached 1.71 after reaching her second attempt at 1.68 meters to finish in third.
Hall's 13th place finish rounded out Denison's competitors at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, one day after fellow senior Arlesha Cospy placed fourth overall in the discus with a throw of 46.54 meters.
In total, this was Hall's fourth appearance at the national meet (2016-18 – outdoor; 2017 – indoor), including a fourth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Geneva, Ohio. A nine-time All-NCAC performer and a two-time North Coast Athletic Conference Champion in the high jump (2016 – outdoor; 2015 – indoor), Hall recently graduated with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.