PITTSBURG, Kan. — DuBois Area graduate Danielle Sciremammano was one of three Shippensburg University athletes to qualify for, and earn All-America honors, over the weekend at the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Pittsburg State University.
Sciremammano, a red-shirt senior, became the first woman in Shippenburg history to earn All-America honors in 60-meter hurdles, placing eighth on Saturday. She clipped the final hurdle to end up with a time of 10.5 seconds.
On Friday, Sciremammano ran 8.535 seconds in the 60-meter hurdle prelims to edge Academy of Art’s Marion Presigny by two one-thousandths of a second for the eighth and last qualifying spot for the finals.
That time matched the original Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) record in the event entering this year’s conference championships.
Sciremammano ran 8.53 seconds and 8.47 seconds at the PSAC Championships, meaning her last three races prior to Saturday’s national final were the three fastest times of her Raider career. Her PSAC record time of 8.47 made her the No. 5 seed entering nationals.
The former Lady Beaver standout also qualified for the long jump at nationals and posted a 13th-place performance of 18 feet, 10 ½ inches (5.75 meters) — an effort that came on her second attempt Friday.
It was her first NCAA indoor appearance in the event and second overall, including an outdoor qualification last season. Sciremammano ened her indoor long jump career with a personal record of 19 feet, 6 ¾ inches (5.96 meters).