Mount Pleasant’s Christensen wins javelin national championship

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MPTC’s Liam Christensen earned first in the boys 15-16 javelin. BRIAN FANCHER


Mount Pleasant's Liam Christensen captured the gold medal in the 15-16 year-old boys javelin throw at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Outdoor Championship last week in Humble, Texas.

Christensen' final attempt sailed 57.81 meters, claiming first place by a half-meter and earning Mount Pleasant Track Club (MPTC) its first national championship.

Including Christensen, MPTC garnered All-American honors in seven events.

Omega Smalls earned third (2.05m) in the boys 17-18 high jump. Jayla Grant set a new personal record with her fifth throw to take third (11.27m) in the girls 11-12 shot-put. Zeniyah Lawrence finished fourth (12.3 seconds) in the girls 13-14 100-meter dash. Troy Cocco took sixth (30.70) in the boys 9-10 javelin. Ethan Cocco placed seventh (39.48) in the boys 11-12 javelin, and Chloe Berda earned eighth (30.78) with a new personal best in the girls 11-12 javelin.

Also competing for MPTC were:

8U: Nick Welborn (javelin-12th), Alison Kirsling (shot-26th)

9-10: Ginger Arnold (javelin-25th), Ally Dominiak (shot-30th)

11-12: Ethan Cocco (shot-29th; discus-23rd), Georgia Arnold (javelin-15th), Dylan Bouchelle (javelin-29th; 3,000m-31st), Ziaire Coker (long jump-23rd), Jessica Rumrill (high jump-16th), Chloe Berda (1,500m-43rd)

13-14: Colton Green (pole vault-12th), Chandler Robinson (100mH-24th), Elijah Bull (100mH-36th; high jump-23rd), Haley Baker (triple jump-28th; high jump-18th), Luke Pauldine (javelin-16th), Jaxen Salam (javelin-34th), Zeniyah Lawrence (long jump-13th), Colin Baker (3,000m-14th)

15-16: Jacob Wilkins (hammer-14th), Kristin Fairey (800-23rd; 1,500m-12th), Caleb Anderson (high jump-31st), Eileen Stribling (discus-27th), Madison Salam (high jump-19th), Maggie Henderson (javelin-10th), Raena Burns (javelin-25th)

17-18: Jonathan Ray (shot-32nd), Kendall Mercer (pole vault-32nd), Adele Blalock (pole vault-35th), Callie McLean (javelin-37th)


Notice about comments:

Moultrie News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Moultrie News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Latest Videos
On Vacation

On Vacation – Montreal

Monday, July 27, 6:26 a.m.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads

Moultrie News

© 2015 Moultrie News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.