Sadie Schreiner advances to Saturday's 200 meter final at NCAA Division III nationals | RIT Athletic Communications

UPDATE FRIDAY MAY 24: Sadie Schreiner is now a two-time All-American. In Friday’s 400 meter prelim she put up a 55.44-second effort to earn fifth seed in Saturday’s final. If Schreiner wins either of her events tomorrow, she will be the first transgender student-athlete to earn an NCAA individual championship since Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas’ swimming title in 2022. Also, tomorrow final day of competition lands on the 5th anniversary of CeCé Telfer breakthrough Division II national championship in the 400 meter hurdles.

Rochester Institute of Technology sprinter Sadie Schreiner said one of her major goals in the sport was reaching a final at NCAAs and being a first-team All-American.

In Thursday’s prelims at 200 meters at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Myrtle Beach, S.C. she achieved both.

Her effort at 24.11 seconds, a season best for schreiner, put her third in a fast heat but was fast enough to advance. She will be in the fifth seed for Saturday’s final.

By making the final, she also snags a piece of history as a transgender woman in competition. Schreiner become the fifth out transgender student-athlete in NCAA history to earn All-American honors, and the third her sport to do so. She joins Bates College throws specialist Keelin Godsey in 2005 and 2006 and Franklin Pierce hurdler CeCé Telfer in 2019.

She continues competition Friday night in the 400 meters.