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Williams, Nicholson Go 1-2 in Discus at Radford

April 26, 2013
|  Radford, Va.
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Jocelyn Williams won the women's discus title at the Highlander Invitational on Friday.

Liberty's Jocelyn Williams and Jennifer Nicholson swept the top two places in the women's discus, highlighting a light Friday of action at the Highlander Invitational at Cupp Stadium.

Williams, the Big South women's discus runner-up, recorded her winning throw of 153-3 in the fourth round. Meanwhile, Big South third-place finisher Nicholson topped out at 152-1 to earn the runner-up spot.

Shelley Parker came in third in the women's pole vault after clearing a season-best 11-9 on her second attempt. She defeated newly-crowned Big South champion Kate Collins of VMI, who needed a third try to get over 11-9.

Melissa Rohwer was the Lady Flames' top long jumper on the day, leaping 18-3.25 for fourth place. Christina Mitchell also notched a fourth-place finish, thanks to a 118-3 javelin throw.

On the men's side, Cody Fridgen and Jacob DeValve each came in fifth in their respective events. Fridgen pole vaulted 14-9, while DeValve heaved the javelin 169-0.

Saturday's events will begin with the men's discus and women's shot put at 9 a.m. Track action will commence at noon, when the gun goes off for the men's 4 x 100 relay.