WARRENSBURG, Mo. (UCM Press Release) – Central Missouri senior Heavin Warner‘s 2016 season continues on this week in Eugene, Ore. at the United States Olympic Trials, where she will compete in the hammer throw.
Warner broke her own Division II record at the NCAA National Championships last May, on her way to her third straight NCAA Championship. Her throw of 227-5 (69.33m) has her ranked 10th in the nation.
The Olympic Trials also double as the United States Championships. This will be Warner’s second straight year competing in the US Championships. She finished 12th in 2015.
The hammer throw takes place Wednesday, July 6 with an 11 a.m. Central start time. Because it is the only event taking place that day, the site of competition will be the infield of the historic Hayward Field.
Warner is one of 304 NCAA athletes to be competing at the trials and one of just 17 from Division II. She is also one of three to represent the MIAA.
She is also not the only member of UCM track and field, past or present, to be competing at a national championship. This past weekend teammate Caniggia Raynor set a new Jamaican world record in the hammer throw, winning the event with a personal-best throw of 232-7. Current UCM Assistant Coach Kurtis Brondyke took part in his third consecutive USA championship in the decathlon. He finished 11th with 7614 points. Finally, former Jennie Lindsay Lettow will compete this weekend in the heptathlon, Saturday-Sunday July 9-10.
Coverage of the meet will be carried by NBC, NBC SN and the NBC Sports App and portions of the trials will be livestreamed via www.nbcsports.com.