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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

Track - Carter Grissom wins All-America award in men's javelin


Track - Carter Grissom wins All-America award in men's javelin

Outdoor track logoOVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College freshman javelin thrower Carter Grissom (Shawnee Mission West HS) earned All-America status last week at the 2016 NJCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.

The Overland Park, Kan., native finished in third place out of 27 throwers on the national stage with his season-best mark of 192-feet, 8-inches (58.74-meters). He was the only Johnson County athlete at this year’s championship to earn NJCAA All-American. His effort also earned in Coaches All-American by finishing among the top six American finishers in the event.

Earlier this season, Grissom placed second at East Jayhawk Conference and Region VI Championships with a throw of 187-4 (57.09m).

Two JCCC jumpers also scored points for the men’s team. Sophomores Josh Washington (Blue Valley HS) and Alexander Gutierrez (Glendale, Ariz.) finished sixth and eighth respectively in the high jump. Washington cleared a career-best 6-feet, 10.25-inches (2.09m), while Guiterrez topped out at 6-feet, 9-inches (2.06m).  Washington’s mark ranks as the third-best recorded by a JCCC jumper in a national championship event.

Sophomore pole vaulter Malik Jefferson (Raytown South HS) also scored a point for the Cavaliers. He placed eighth overall, clearing personal-best 14-feet, 2-inches (4.32m).

For Lady Cavaliers, the 4x800 relay team of freshmen Drue Bailey (Olathe East HS), Sierra Coen (Gardner-Edgerton HS) and Emily Ellis (Owensville, Mo.) and sophomore Jasmine Wayne (Piper HS) just missed out on NJCAA All-America honors, but did garner Coaches All-American placing fifth with a season-best time of 9:50.68. That ranks as the fourth fastest recorded by a JCCC team in a national outdoor championship.

Sophomore javelin thrower Lexi Pint (St. Thomas Aquinas HS) scored one point for JCCC, placing eighth overall with a throw of 125-feet, 10-inches (38.35m). Earlier this season, Pint won the conference title, and placed third in the region.


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