Liberty sophomore Kyle Mitchell placed third in the men's shot put final at the Jamaican National Senior Championships, Sunday at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Mitchell's top mark (60-9.5) came in the second round. The third-longest throw of his career gave Mitchell a 60-foot shot put for the fifth time in the last six meets. Prior to this season, no Flame had ever recorded a 60-foot throw in back-to-back competitions.
Mitchell's previous best showing at this meet was a sixth-place effort in 2017, following his senior season at Calabar High School.
Mitchell continued a breakthrough outdoor season, which saw him win the ASUN men's shot put title and tie his coach's (Clendon Henderson) school record of 61-3 at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet.
2015 World Championships bronze medalist O'Dayne Richards won the event for the sixth straight year with a mark of 65-4.75. Former Georgia All-American Ashinia Miller took second place at 63-2.
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