NIACC's Parish places 6th in javelin

Kasey Parish placed 6th in the javelin at the national meet on Saturday.
Kasey Parish placed 6th in the javelin at the national meet on Saturday.

HOBBS, N.M. - NIACC's Kasey Parish placed sixth in the women's javelin at the NJCAA Division I national track and field meet on Saturday.

Parish, a freshman from South Victoria, Australia, earned her sixth-place finish with a toss of 40.72 meters. The sixth-place finished earned Parish USTFCCA all-American honors.

Parish is the second NIACC woman to earn all-American honors in the javelin. Sharon Toako was a national champion in 2014 and earned a second-place finish in 2015.

The Lady Trojans also earned USTFCCA all-American honors with an eighth-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay on Thursday. The Lady Trojans ran Cecelia Hemsworth, Ally Trager, Emma Davison and Ivy Rollene.

On Friday at the national meet, Davison was 18th in the 1,500 (5:09.48) and 23rd in the 800 (2:32.11).