Conditt Finishes 6th in Shot at Nationals
Oregon Tech's Kassi Conditt (photo by Kelly Caleb)
MARION, Ind). — Oregon Tech freshman Kassi Conditt came up inches short of gaining All-American honors with her sixth place finish in the women’s shot at the NAIA national track and field championships.
Conditt placed seventh and was the final OIT athlete to compete in this year’s meet.
Her best toss was 43 feet, 3¾ inches. Only the top six win All- American honors, and Brittany Hoins of Nebraska’s Hastings College was sixth with the throw of 43 5¼. Kayla Xavier of Concordia of Portland won the event at 51-11¾.
Conditt had entered Saturday’s competition ranked 19th among all of the qualifiers. There were 22 women in the meet, and Conditt and Xavier were four of the top eight from the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
The only other OIT athlete who could have competed Saturday was freshman Keven Jorgensen in the men’s 1,500. Of the 27 runners to compete in the event preliminaries, Jorgensen was toward the end and finished his first national race in four minutes, 8.65 seconds.
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