Track & Field athletes hit NAIA qualifying marks at Doug Raymond Invite

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Larissa Kijowski running trackPhoto courtesy of RSC Sports Information


KENT, Ohio --- Two Carlow University track & field athletes hit NAIA national qualifying marks at the Kent State University Doug Raymond Invite Saturday.

Junior Larissa Kijowski (Dayton, Pa.) ran 5:12.22 to hit the NAIA "B" qualifying standard and set a new school record in the mile. She placed 12th of 38 runners from NCAA DI, II and III schools.

Sophomore Kaitlynn Melvin (Belle Vernon, Pa.) ran a personal best 5:27.95 in the mile.

Olivia Miller (JR/Bolivar, Pa.) placed 8th of 18 in triple jump with a school-record distance of 11.22 meters. The mark also earned her NAIA "B" qualifying.

On the men's team, freshman Tyhir Royster (Pittsburgh, Pa.) continued his stellar breakout season, beating his personal best time in the 60-meter dash by a tenth of a second to set a new school record.

Royster placed 16th of 41 with a time of 7.15.

Senior Javondii Myers (Columbia, S.C.) placed 9th of 16 in high jump with a height of 1.94 meters, and Cameron Short (JR/West Mifflin, Pa.) ran a personal best 2:11.81 in the 800.

Carlow returns to Kent State for a meet on Saturday, Feb. 22. Links to live coverage are available at

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