Cards set a record in classsroom achievement
The Cardinals are sending four student-athletes to the national championships in Eugene, Ore.
Mattias Wolter won the 3,000m steeplechase title at last year's preliminary rounds competition.
The Cardinals will compete in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 29-31 to qualify for the national championships.
Seven student-athletes achieved at least season-best marks at the meet.
2014 Cardinal Twilight Meet
Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championships Day Two Photos by Jeremy Hopkins | Louisville Athletics
Louisville Track & Field | Border Battle
Louisville Track & Field at American Conference Indoor Championship
Shot Put - 15.54m/51-0
Weight Throw - 16.02m/52-6.75
Shot Put -15.14m/49-8.25
Discus - 43.81m/143-9
2012-13: Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team honors ... competed in two outdoor events (shot put, discus) and both indoor throwing events (shot put, weight throw) ... qualified for the NCAA Division I Preliminary Rounds in the shot put ... won the shot put title at the Cardinal Twilight ... took fourth in the event at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... placed ninth at the meet in the discus ... captured the shot put title at the Border Battle ... had a fourth-place showing in the shot put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... logged a season-best 15.54m/51-0 at the meet ... also had top-five finishes in the shot put at the Kentucky Invitational, Gladstein Invitational, and the Meyo Invitational.
At Purdue from 2009-12: Competed in the shot put, discus, hammer throw and weight throw events ... placed ninth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the shot put ... won two shot put event titles - one during the outdoor season at the Purdue Invitational and the other during the indoor season at the Purdue Invitational.
Prep: Shot put state champion in 2008 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High under coach Misty Langseth ... was the state runner-up in the discus as a junior ... two-time sectional and conference champion in the shot put ... tabbed the track and field team MVP as a senior ... earned four varsity letters in basketball ... set the single-season rebounding record as a senior.
Personal: Daughter of Philip and Jennifer Slinden ... birthday is Aug. 26 ... has one brother and one sister ... majoring in biology.