Monmouth College senior John Hintz from Pekin is headed to the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships for the third time.
Hintz will compete this weekend in the weight throw and shot put.
He threw a Monmouth record and personal-best 65 feet, 4 inches in the weight throw earlier this season, ranking him No. 5 in the national meet field. He threw the shot put a personal-best 53-1 last weekend at Wisconsin-Platteville, ranking him 17th in the national field.
Hintz is looking to be an All-American for the first time. He qualified for the outdoor nationals last year in the hammer throw.
Weight throw competition will begin at 6:45 p.m. EST Friday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center in Boston. Shot put competition will start at 3:15 p.m. EST Saturday.
Links to real-time results and live streaming will be on the Monmouth athletics website, MonmouthScots. com.
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