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Mercedes  Dowell
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Mercedes Dowell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buckhannon, W.Va.

High School:
Buckhannon-Upshur HS

Event:
Throws


05/14/2017

@HerdTFXC Records Highest Finish at C-USA Championships Since 2013

Montes takes runner-up in javelin throw

05/13/2017

One Finals Qualifier for @HerdTFXC at C-USA Championships

Safiyyah Mitchell Qualifies for Sunday Finals

05/10/2017

@HerdTFXC Prepares for Conference USA Championships

Team travels to El Paso, Texas

04/01/2017

Three School Records Broken in Busy Weekend for @HerdTFXC

Three broken school records, two victories in split squad weekend

03/24/2017

Two Wins for @HerdTFXC at UNF Spring Break Invitational

Heiniger, 4x100m relay take wins

2016-17 (Senior): Set career bests in both the outdoor hammer throw and indoor weight throw…best hammer throw mark came at the Bob Davidson Spring Kick-Off with a throw of 49.51 meters (162 feet, 5 inches)…best weight throw toss of 15.44 meters (50 feet, 8 inches) came at the Thundering Herd Invitational…competed at both the Conference USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships.


2015-16 (Junior):
Competed at both the C-USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Focusing on the Hammer Throw this year, Mercedes once again improved her personal best mark to 47.37m (155ft 5in)….nearly 10ft farther than her sophomore year.

2014-15 (Sophomore): 
Competed at the C-USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Improved indoor personal best Weight Throw by over two meters to a mark of 15.39m (50ft 6in). Improved outdoor personal best in Discus to 35.66m. Also, she improved her personal best Hammer Throw by nearly ten meters to a new mark of 44.76m (146ft 10in).

2013-14 (Freshman):
Competed at the C-USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Indoor season personal best in the Weight Throw of 13.29m (43ft 7in). Outdoor season personal best in the Discus of 32.56m (106ft 9in) and Hammer Throw of 34.95 (114ft 8in).

Prior to Marshall: Ran for Buckhannon-Upshur High School in Buckhannon, W.Va., where she helped her team reach the state tournament all four years... Won the shotput event at the state meet as a senior... Helped pace her team to three West Virginia State Championships (2010, 2011 and 2013) and a runner-up finish in 2012... Majoring in business.

Personal Bests: Shot Put: 11.15m
Discus: 35.66m
Hammer: 49.51m
Weight: 15.44m

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