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Cumings' 159-3 Discus Nets 8th at USA Jr. Meet

June 15, 2012
|  Bloomington, Ind.
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Mychelle Cumings came in eighth in the women's discus at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, thanks to a 159-3 effort.

Liberty freshman Mychelle Cumings unleashed a 159-3 throw in the women's discus competition, Friday afternoon at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. That effort netted an eighth-place finish at the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Cumings' first throw was her only legal attempt on Friday. However, it stretched the measuring tape to 159-3, placing her eighth out of 26 entrants. The throw was Cumings' longest effort since her winning heave of 159-6 at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships on April 21.

Shelbi Vaughan of Mansfield Legacy High School in Texas dominated the women's discus competition, as her USA junior record throw of 198-9 won the event by more than 27 feet.

Freshman Daniel Klase also competed on Friday, taking part in the men's javelin. Like Cumings, Klase enjoyed his best throw on his first attempt of the day. His 178-11 toss stood up for 17th place.

As in the women's discus, a high school standout won handily in the men's javelin final. Sean Keller of Heritage High School in Washington won by nearly 18 feet with his top mark of 237-6.

Cumings will be back in action Sunday at 3 p.m., when she throws the shot put. Classmate Jacy Christiansen will then run in the women's 3K final at 4:45 p.m. that afternoon in Bloomington.