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Murray wins NJCAA shot put gold

Rachael Thomspon-King :: Trinidad Guardian :: 06.03.2018

Central Arizona College's Cherise Murray made a successful debut at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championship, winning gold in the women's shot put event.

The freshman felt comfortable at the Texas Tech Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas in the United States, to again reach the top of the podium with a best throw of 15.86 metres.

This was Murray's second attempt after opening with a 15.77m throw. She also had marks of 15.74m and 14.06m in her third and sixth throws, respectively.

Murray also competed in the weight throw and she placed fifth with best reaching 15.35m.

Dawnel Collymore of Monroe College was also in action at the Texas meet and she just missed out on a medal in two events. The sophomore placed fourth in both the 600m in one minute and 34.47 seconds after qualifying with the second fastest time of 1:34.06 in the preliminaries.

Collymore was also fourth in the 1,000m final with a time of 3:02.07. This after clocking 3:04.16 in the early round to advance with sixth quickest time.

Later she partnered with her Monroe College team-mates to crossed sixth in the distance medley relay final in12:59.05.

At the Mississippi College Season Opener in Clinton on Saturday, Jeunice Maxine of the Grambling State University bagged a bronze medal in the women's 200m final. She clocked 25.74.

The sophomore also raced in the 100m dash and placed eighth in 12.77 after crossing third in section one of the timed final


Murray wins NJCAA shot put gold
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Field athlete Cherise Murray

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