GENEVA, Ohio - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's David Kemper (Woodbury, Minn.) and Becca Dup (Albert Lea, Minn.) made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships Saturday afternoon.
Yet, while the Cardinal sophomores may have been neophytes on the national championships stage, they performed like they were veterans. Nerves? What nerves? Kemper narrowly missed rewriting his own school record-and missed a top eight finish by millimeters-in settling for a 12th-place showing in the pole vault, while Dup recorded a leap of 11.43 meters in placing 17th in the triple jump.