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Mizera Places 10th in USATF U20 Long Jump

June 23, 2019  Miramar, Fla.  RSS
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Mizera Places 10th in USATF U20 Long Jump

Liberty's Makenzy Mizera wrapped up her stay at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships and her freshman season with a 10th-place finish in the women's long jump, Sunday at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.

Mizera, who had finished seventh in Saturday's triple jump competition, reached 18-9.25 on her second long jump attempt Sunday afternoon. That stood up as the Maryville, Mo., native's top effort of the day and earned 10th place overall.

Mizera closed out a stellar freshman season, which featured three All-ASUN honors. She was the conference's indoor and outdoor triple jump runner-up and placed third in the indoor long jump final.

Mizera's 19-1.5 long jump effort at the ASUN indoor meet broke a school record which had stood for 34 years. That was one of three Liberty freshman records she took down during the year, along with the outdoor long jump (19-9.5) and triple jump (41-2.25) standards.

The top two finishers in Sunday's long jump competition earned the right to represent Team USA at the 2019 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships, next month in San Jose, Costa Rica. They included meet champion Claire Bryant of Houston Memorial High School (20-1) and runner-up Ijeyikowoicho Onah of Albany (19-4).

Up Next
Flames sophomore Kyle Mitchell will compete later Sunday evening, taking part in the men's shot put at the Jamaican Senior National Championships. His event is set to begin at 7 p.m. Eastern in Kingston, Jamaica.

Meanwhile, Liberty Associate Head Track & Field Coach Andrew "Pete" McFadden will serve as the USA Team's head coach for the 2019 World University Games in Napoli, Italy. Track & field events are scheduled for July 8-13, and a number of current and former Liberty athletes are expected to compete.