Mercedes Dowell
Mercedes  Dowell


Buckhannon, W.Va.

High School:



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

Montes takes runner-up in javelin throw


One Finals Qualifier for @HerdTFXC at C-USA Championships

Safiyyah Mitchell Qualifies for Sunday Finals


@HerdTFXC Prepares for Conference USA Championships

Team travels to El Paso, Texas


Three School Records Broken in Busy Weekend for @HerdTFXC

Three broken school records, two victories in split squad weekend


Two Wins for @HerdTFXC at UNF Spring Break Invitational

Heiniger, 4x100m relay take wins

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: 47.37m
Weight: 15.39m