EUGENE, USA – Jamaican Kellion Knibb, despite finishing 5th at the NCAA Division 1 Championships, has received high praises from her school's head coach.
"For Kellion to go from not qualifying (for NCAAs in 2013) to fifth-place is a credit to her toughness and resolve," FSU coach Bob Braman said. "She's that good (to be disappointed). She's going to compete for a national championship and think she felt like she could as well today.
Sophomore Kellion Knibb became the first Seminole in Florida State school history to score at nationals in women's discus, finishing fifth-place with a throw of 55.06 meters (180-8).
"She's the first-ever to do that for the Seminoles, but by the time she's done that will be a footnote. That won't be her high-water mark. She has a fantastic future ahead of her."
As for Knibb, who is preparing for the Jamaican Championships – June 26-29, "even though I didn't do as well as I wanted I came out as an All-American, so I'm pretty happy with my performance."
"On the second throw I was trying to make the finals because the first throw wasn't all that good."
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