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May 28, 2024 10:26 pm

Keck sets NCAA provisional in hammer throw

MYRTLE BEACH – For the second time this outdoor season, senior Mary Brigid Keck registered an NCAA provisional mark in the hammer throw, as the University of Mount Olive women’s track & field team competed in the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational March 17.

Keck improved her NCAA standard in the hammer throw on Saturday behind a fifth-place finish. She posted a distance of 54.48 meters to place behind four Division I throwers in a field of nearly 60 throwers. Entering the weekend, Keck was one of two athletes to hit the NCAA mark in the event and the only competitor in the Southeast Region.

Additionally, sophomore Adrienne Crawford and senior Kaliya Sutton each placed among the top 20 in the hammer throw while improving their league qualifying standard. Crawford posted a distance of 43.98 meters to finish 14th and Sutton recorded a toss of 43.21 meters to place 18th overall.

In the 100 meters, three UMO athletes established conference championship times for the first time this season. Senior Jaiden Moody set a personal record in the event in the qualifying round with a time of 12.09 seconds, the fourth-best time in Mount Olive history. Fellow senior Jaylin Reeves crossed the line in 12.10 seconds in the prelims,  while freshman Channie Jefferson recorded a mark of 12.37 seconds, the 10th best time at UMO.

Senior Mora Smith and sophomore Jamesha Howell hit the league qualifying mark in the long jump. Smith produced a distance of 5.30 meters in the event while Howell set a personal best with 5.18 meters.

Junior Danielle Trimbur improved her conference mark in the javelin with a distance of 41.24 meters. Sophomore Katlyn Parrish hit the league standard for the first time in the event with a toss of 33.91 meters.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics