Whippany Park's Dunbar sixth in World Youth shot

Whippany Park's Dunbar sixth in World Youth shot

News

Whippany Park's Dunbar sixth in World Youth shot

By

Nickolette Dunbar of Whippany competed at the World Youth Games in Cali, Colombia.

Nickolette Dunbar of Whippany competed at the World Youth Games in Cali, Colombia.

ID=30302135

Nickolette Dunbar placed sixth in the shot put at the World Youth Games in Cali, Colombia.

Dunbar had her best throw, 16.9 meters (55-1.5) on her third preliminary attempt with the three-kilogram shot. Sophia Rivera, the other American, finished second overall at 17.93m (58-10).

Julia Ritter of Germany crushed the competition at a personal-best 18.53 meters (60-9.5).

Dunbar, a rising senior at Whippany Park, had thrown her own PR of 17.36m (56-11.5) on her first attempt in the morning qualifying round.

“You’re going to have on a USA jersey, and everyone’s going to see us differently,” Dunbar said before departing for Colombia. “We’re representing the whole country, instead of our school or our group of people.”

Click here for the complete results via the IAAF website.

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports