Kayla Xavier of Concordia Oregon finished first in the Women’s Shot Put Friday, after a delayed start. NAIA officials were brought in when the laser did not seem to be measuring the women’s distances correctly. The women competing in the first flight of the shot put had to redo their throws, once the issues were fixed.
Xavier’s winning distance was 15.49 meters, with teammate Gabriella Dixson in a close second with 15.42 meters. Dixson, who threw in the first flight, was in the lead in her flight, before the group was asked to start the flight over.
Third place went to Jennifer Maag, a freshman from Hastings, with a distance of 14.54 and fourth went to Lauren Eickemeyer of Concordia Nebraska with 14.53 meters.