Track & Field



    Nakel McClinton  
    Nakel McClinton

    Class:
    RS Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Merrillville, Ind.

    High School:
    Merrillville

    Event:
    Throws


    2013-14 (R-FRESHMAN) : Indoor: Set the ninth best mark in school history in the weight throw of 18.33m (60-1.75) to finish in fourth-place at the Hoosier Hills Invitational...finished in eighth-place at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 18.21m (59-9). Outdoor: qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round and finished in 27th place in the hammer throw with a mark of 56.02m (183-9), the second best mark in school history...also finished in 21st place in the discus throw at the NCAA East Prelim...set the ninth best mark in school history in the discus throw of 50.42m (165-5) to win the collegiate section of the Penn Relays.

    REDSHIRT (2012-13):Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons ... competed at the USA Junior Championships in the hammer throw, finishing 12th with a throw of 50.55m (165-10).

    PREP:Qualified for the Indiana state meet all 4 years... first team All-State in 2011... second team All-State in 2010 ... DAC Field Events MVP (2010, 2012) ... Team MVP in 2010 and 2012 ... won both the shot put and discus titles at the sectional for three-straight years ... won a pair of regional titles ... placed fourth at state in the shot put in 2010 ... state runner-up in the discus in 2011 ... holds school record in shot put (43' 1 1/2") and discus (137' 0")... four-year letter winner in track and field... three-year letter winner in soccer.

    PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1994 to Kelvin and Natalie McClinton ... has one brother, Jason, and one sister, Erika ... majoring in sports communication.


       

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