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2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 10th, 2016, 9:04 pm
by xmvcrunner
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/

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 10th, 2016, 9:07 pm
by xmvcrunner
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

PostPosted: August 12th, 2016, 6:02 pm
by xmvcrunner
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

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 12th, 2016, 8:42 pm
by xmvcrunner
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

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 13th, 2016, 10:00 am
by xmvcrunner
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

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 15th, 2016, 5:11 am
by xmvcrunner
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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Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 15th, 2016, 10:28 am
by xmvcrunner
Illinois State's Praught was 14th in the Steeple in 9:35

SIU's Price was 8th in the Hammer Throw as well

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 16th, 2016, 7:37 pm
by xmvcrunner
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)

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 18th, 2016, 10:23 am
by xmvcrunner
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.

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 19th, 2016, 7:25 pm
by xmvcrunner
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

Re: 2016 MVC women competing in Rio Olympics

PostPosted: August 20th, 2016, 11:07 am
by xmvcrunner
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.