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Igberaese Ends Up 20th in NCAA Discus Debut

June 8, 2019  Austin, Texas  RSS
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Chelsea Igberaese (photo by Kim Spir)

Chelsea Igberaese (photo by Kim Spir)

The lone Liberty athlete to compete on the fourth and final day of the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, sophomore Chelsea Igberaese placed 20th in the women's discus on a hot, sticky Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Making her NCAA national meet debut at the site of her school-record 179-6 mark from this year's Texas Relays, Igberaese reached 163-5 on her first of three discus attempts on Saturday. That stood up as the Georgia native's top mark of the afternoon.

Igberaese's 20th-place finish matches Mychelle Cumings' placement from 2013 as the best finish ever by a Liberty women's discus thrower at this meet. Igberaese also became the first ASUN Conference women's thrower ever to compete at this meet.

Liberty ends the meet with a program-record four All-Americans, including first-team honorees Azaria Kirwa (men's 10K) and Alejandro Perlaza Zapata (men's 400) and second-team performers Felix Kandie (men's steeplechase) and Denzel Pratt (men's javelin).

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