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Women's DMR Qualifies for Nationals

CHICAGO -- The University of Chicago women's distance medley relay team of sophomore Michaela Whitelaw (Swarthmore, Pa./ Strath Haven), senior Jaleesa Akuoko (Wauwatosa, Wis./ West), junior Kayla McDonald (Summit, N.J./ Summit), and junior Julia Sizek (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood) has qualified to participate in the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The relay quartet recorded the 10th-fastest time in Division III this season with a school-record 11:59.64 performance at this past Friday's North Central College Last Chance Qualifier.

Grinnell College will host the two-day national championship meet. Competition in the DMR is set for Friday at 7:20 p.m.