Miami University Student-Athlete Concludes Season with Top-Ten National Finish
Miami track and field redshirt junior, Danielle Collier of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, (16148), posted a tenth-place finish while competing in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Collier earns Second-Team All-American honors for her performance.
After having the event delayed from its original Thursday start, Collier came out Friday afternoon and improved her distance with each successive throw. After posting marks of 49.57m (162-7) and 50.07m (164-3), she launched her third attempt a distance of 51.21m (168-0). This marked her fifth-best throw of her 2019 campaign and placed the Hermitage, Penn. native in tenth.
Unfortunately, this was not enough to advance Collier to the second flight of throws as the top nine athletes advanced for a second round of throws. Her tenth-place finish and Second-Team All-American showing is good for a 12-place improvement over her last nationals appearance; Collier competed in the national meet in 2017 and finished in 22nd.
"Danielle has been consistent all year and while we were all hoping for the big throw, she walks out of here with her hightest place finish at NCAAs and we still get her back for another year," Director of Cross Country/Track and Field Tom Chorny said regarding Collier. "She'll come back better and more ready to dominate this competition next year."
"She competed really well and just missed the big one," said assistant coach for throws Steve Manz. "I'm very proud of her for being top ten in the nation."
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