Marisa Howard, a seventh semester nursing student, won second place in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship 3000 meter Steeplechase. The Championship meet was held in Eugene, Oregon. By placing second, Howard also qualified for the USA Track and Field Championship meet, which was held June 29 in Sacramento, California.
Howard was profiled in the July 23 edition of The Arbiter. The profile focused on Howard’s dedication to overcoming a knee injury and her hope to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.