SIOUX CITY - Cherokee Washington High School graduate Kara Nelson will be one of six Morningside College track and field athletes competing at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field ChampionshipsThursday through Saturday in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Kara Nelson of Morningside College clears an obstacle during the steeplechase event at the recent Sioux City Relays. The Cherokee Washington High graduate is competing in the NAIA Nationals this week. Photo by Roy Tucker
Nelson, a sophomore, will be competing in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase, as will her Mustang teammate Erin Keitges, a junior. The two have the seventh and eighth fastest times in the field in their event, with Keitges turning in a fastest time of 11:03.60 and Nelson 11:07.22, both at the Sioux City Relays.
Keitges placed seventh in the event at the Nationals last spring, with a time of 11:07.41.