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Mitchell Takes 3rd in Jamaican Shot Put Final

June 24, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Mitchell Takes 3rd in Jamaican Shot Put Final

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.