Adam Pruiett, Bellarmine University Athletics
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s still early in Meghan Roby‘s track and field career, but the Bellarmine University sophomore is already establishing herself as a perennial presence at the Division II NCAA Championships.
The Knights’ standout received her latest bid to her sport’s biggest stage after qualifying for the 200-meter dash and the 400 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which will unfold May 26-28 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Roby garnered second-team All-America honors in the 400 at the NCAA Indoor Championships. As a freshman, she was a member of relay teams that captured first-team All-America status at both indoor and outdoor nationals. With three All-America notices to her credit, Roby is one shy of Meghan Jones‘ program record of four.
Roby’s sophomore season has already been awards-laden. In addition to the All-America acknowledgement, she hauled in six All-Great Lakes Valley Conference accolades — three apiece in the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Roby enters the NCAA Outdoor Championships tied for the 14th-best time in the 400 (54.60) in the country, which she ran at the GLVC Championships. Her 24.18 in the 200 at the GLVC Championships ranks as the 22nd-best time in the nation.