Kelly Finishes 35th in Discus Throw at NCAA West Preliminaries
Junior Jeláni Kelly was the final Missouri State track and field participant to compete at the NCAA West Region Preliminaries in Eugene, Ore. She placed 35th in the discus throw on Saturday at Historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.
Kelly mustered a throw of 149-10.00 feet (45.68 meters) in her first attempt, but was unable to improve on that distance in subsequent throws.
Kelly was one of five MSU athletes who advanced to the NCAA West Preliminaries, but none were able to advance to the quarterfinal round.
Day 2 Recap
The Missouri State track and field squad took part in the second day of the NCAA West Region Preliminaries in Eugene, Ore., on Friday. Jordan Bond, Kimsue Grant and Shantel Llewellyn had strong showings but were unable to advance to the quarterfinal round.
Bond and Grant took on the field in the triple jump. Grant led the pair with a jump of 40-02.25 feet (12.25 meters) which placed her 22nd in the field of 48. Bond reached a distance of 38-10.25 feet (11.84 meters) that was good enough for 34th. The top 16 advanced to the quarterfinals.
Llewellyn competed for the second consecutive day at the NCAA West Preliminary. Today, she ran the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.63 seconds, placing her 34th in the field of 48.
Day 1 Recap
The Missouri State track and field squad had two of its sprinters compete at the NCAA West Region Preliminaries in soggy Eugene, Ore., on Thursday. Ariel Butzine and Shantel Llewellyn fell short in their efforts to advance to the quarterfinal round.
Butzine turned in a 55.76 second 400-meter dash during heat four. Her time was three seconds short of her personal best, but was good for 33rd.
Llewellyn ran a 12.14 second 100-meter dash in heat three of six. Her heat turned out to be the slowest heat and placed Llewellyn 44th on the day, short of advancing.