Kalisky Wins Javelin National Title, Ravens 1st After Day 2
May 16, 2012
Tom Kalisky, shown at the Region VI meet earlier this month, won the 2012 NJCAA National Title in the javelin with a school record breaking throw of 214'-7".
Coffeyville Community College sophomore Tom Kalisky won the national title in the men's javelin on Wednesday in the second day of the NJCAA National Track and Field championships in Levelland, Texas. Kalisky threw the javelin 65.42 meters, or 214'-07", winning the event by over five feet. The throw also broke the school javelin record set in 2010 by Jon Rizzo. Last year, Kalisky was the national runner-up in the javelin, finishing second to Rizzo who was a sophomore last year on the Ravens' track team.
Kalisky is the second national champion on this year's outdoor team. Justin Victor won the national championship in the men's hammer on Tuesday. Both Kalisky and Victor earn first team NJCAA All-American honors in their respective events.
Three Ravens placed in the shot put. Stargell Williams finished third with a throw of 52'-10", claiming third team NJCAA All-American honors in the process. Jordan Haynes placed fifth with a throw of 52'-1.25" and Deondra Canaday was sixth with a throw of 51'-10". Canaday also placed sixth in the hammer throw on Tuesday with a mark of 168'2". Haynes and Canaday received Coaches Association All-American honors by placing in the top eight in their events.
The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Logan Garrett, Carlton Sheppard, Kelvin Musgrove and Will Taylor finished fourth with a time of 7:47.43. The team will earn Coaches Association All-American honors.
Also placing for Coffeyville was Kadeem Douglas in the triple jump. Douglas was sixth with a best jump of 48'-3.25", earning Coaches Association All-American honors.
On the women's side, Wednesday's highlight was Jackie Wallace in the 100 meter hurdles. Wallace finished sixth in the preliminaries with a time of 14.91 seconds to qualify for the finals on Thursday. Wallace is guaranteed to place in the event and she will join Mikayla Howden as an All-American. Howden earned Coaches Association All-American honors on Tuesday in the hammer by placing seventh with a throw of 151'-10".
After two days, the men's team is first in the overall standings with 44 points. Central Arizona is second with 40 points and Hutchinson is third with 27 points.
The Raven women are in 22nd place with two points. The national track meet will conclude on Thursday.
Complete Coffeyville Results at National Meet
- Justin Victor, 1st in hammer throw, 55.94 meters, 183'06", national champion, 1st Team NJCAA All-American.
- Tom Kalisky, 1st in javelin, 65.42 meters, 214'-7", national champion, 1st Team NJCAA All-American.
- Stargell Williams, 3rd in shot put, 16.10 meters, 52'-10", 3rd Team NJCAA All-American.
- 4 x 800 meter relay team of Logan Garrett, Carlton Sheppard, Kelvin Musgrove and Will Taylor, 4th, 7:47.43, Coaches Association All-American.
- Jordan Haynes, 5th in shot put, 15.88 meters, 52'-1.25", Coaches Association All-American.
- Deondra Canaday, 6th in shot put, 15.80 meters, 51'10", Coaches Association All-American.
- Deondra Canaday, 6th in hammer throw, 51.25 meters, 168'-02", Coaches Association All-American.
- Kadeem Douglas, 6th in triple jump, 14.71 meters, 48'-3.25", Coaches Association All-American.
- Justin Victor, 12th in javelin, 43.08 meters, 141'4".
- Devin Garcia, 12th in hammer throw, 48.91 meters, 160'-05".
- Carlton Sheppard, 21st in 800 meter run, 1:59.63.
- Jackie Wallace, 6th in 100 meter hurdles prelims, 14.91 seconds, qualifies for finals on Thursday.
- Mikayla Howden, 7th in hammer throw, 46.28 meters, 151'-10", Coaches Association All-American.
- Myesha Quiett, 9th in hammer throw, 43.43 meters, 142'-06".
- Shamelia Gray, 10th in 100 meter hurdles, 15.23 seconds.
- 4 x 800 meter relay team of Kylie Bourquin, Carrie Smith, Amanda Lightfoot and Natasha Sack, 10th, 10:12.89.
- 4 x 100 meter relay team of Alexis Deason, Jerika Budgett, Jackie Wallace and Sade Lewis, 11th, 48.14 seconds.
- Ashtin Boykin, 12th in 400 meter hurdles, 1:08.35.
- Myesha Quiett, 12th in shot put, 12.22 meters, 40'-1.25".
- Sade Lewis, 13th in 400 meter dash, 58.22 seconds.
- 4 x 400 meter reulay team of Sade Lewis, Shamela Gray, Ashtin Boykin and Alexis Deason, 13th, 4:05.49.
- Ayanna Stancle, 15th in shot put, 11.61 meters, 38'-1.25".
- Ayanna Stancle, hammer throw, did not place.