May 26 – Hobbs, NM. New Mexico Junior College’s Lady Thunderbird track team recently made their presence known at the 2006 NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
Held May 18-20 at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas, the Championship showcased 23 of the top teams in the nation, with NMJC placing 11th overall.
NMJC sophomore Kashain Page of Jamaica placed second in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, posting a personal best of 14.05. For her efforts, Page received All-American Honors.
Freshman Melisia Mafile’o, of the Polynesian island of Tonga, placed in five separate events. In the women’s high jump, she placed fifth, recording a distance of 5’ 3.75.” She also placed in the triple jump, taking sixth with a distance of 37’ 7.25.” In the shot put, she placed sixth, recording a distance of 41’ 1.” Mafile’o placed fifth for her 127’ 10” effort in the javelin throw. In each of these events, she received All-American Honors.
In the women’s heptathlon, which is comprised of the 200-meter dash, 800-meter run, 100-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, and javelin throw, Mafile’o placed sixth overall.
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