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2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 10th, 2016, 9:04 pm

6 MVC women in the 2016 olympics that begin for track and field Friday

Felisha Johnson (Indiana State - Shot Put)

Bianca Stuart (SIU- Long Jump for the Bahamas)

Gwen Berry (SIU - Hammer Throw)

DeAnna Price (SIU - Hammer throw)

Aisha Praught (Illinois State - steeplechase for Jamaica)

Marissa Kurtimah (Missouri State - 4 x 100 relay for Canada)

full track and field schedule here

http://www.letsrun.com/news/2016/08/sch ... -schedule/
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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 10th, 2016, 9:07 pm

As a side note, for those who are watching swimming, 100 breaststroke Gold medalist, and the voice against doping at the olympics, Lilly King, is the product of 2 MVC grads.

Ginny King swam for, and graduated from Illinois State, Mark King, ran for, and graduated from Indiana State (both graduated in the 1980s)

A 4 minute interview with them on CNN today

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/10/sport ... index.html

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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 12th, 2016, 6:02 pm

day 1 in Rio for track and field

In the women's Shot Put Indiana State's Felisha Johnson was 14th in the preliminaries, just barely missing the finals. One time Saluki Raven Saunders did make the final and will throw tonight in the finals


In the women's Hammer Throw DeAnna Price and Gwen Berry from SIU are throwing right now on nbcolympics.com
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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 12th, 2016, 8:42 pm

DeAnna Price advanced to the finals in the women's Hammer Throw! She will throw tomorrow

Gwen Berry was 14th, just missing the finals

One time Saluki, and MVC all time record holder in the Shot Put, Raven Saunders, was 5th in the shot put final
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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 13th, 2016, 10:00 am

Saturday morning updates for the MVC women.

Illinois State grad Aisha Praught made the steeple final for Jamaica, she'll run again Monday morning.

SIU grad DeAnna Price will also throw in the Hammer final Monday morning. About the same time as Praught runs
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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 15th, 2016, 5:11 am

tune in this morning to see 2 MVC athletes compete in finals

8:40am DeAnna Pride (SIU) competes in the Hammer final

9:15am Illinois State's Aisha Praught runs the women's steeple final.

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Postby xmvcrunner » August 15th, 2016, 10:28 am

Illinois State's Praught was 14th in the Steeple in 9:35

SIU's Price was 8th in the Hammer Throw as well
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Postby xmvcrunner » August 16th, 2016, 7:37 pm

in the women's long jump today, Bianca Stuart (SIU) placed 16th, just missing the finals for the Bahamas.

We're down to just one MVC athlete left to compete in Rio, Marissa Kurtimah (Missouri State - 4 x 100 relay for Canada)
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Postby xmvcrunner » August 18th, 2016, 10:23 am

looks like Marissa Kurtimah (Missouri Sate) and her Canadian teammates qualified for the next round in the women's 4 x 100 meter relay, so she'll run again.
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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 19th, 2016, 7:25 pm

Canada and Marissa Kurtimah (MSU) place 7th in the 4 x 100 meter relay final. Not sure Kurtimah ran in that fine though, didn't see her
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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

Postby xmvcrunner » August 20th, 2016, 11:07 am

the Missouri State men's team (which was disbanded in 2006 sadly) had two former athletes competing in Rio. Jamial Rolle (Bahamas) and Fabian Florant (Netherlands) participated in the 100-meter dash and triple jump, respectively.

Rolle finished 64th overall in the fastest race at the Games (100-meter dash) with a time of 10.68 seconds to finish eighth in his heat

Florant competed in the triple jump in Rio on Monday (Aug. 15), finishing 12th in his flight and 22nd overall in the event with a leap of 16.51 meters.
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