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Johnson Places Second in the Hammer Throw at Jamaican Olympic Trials
Kadine Johnson placed second but did not qualify for the Olympics in the Hammer Throw
KINGSTON, Jamaica – UMBC assistant track and field coach Kadine Johnson placed second, but did not qualify for the Olympics in the hammer throw, this weekend at the Jamaican Olympic Trials at the National Stadium.
In the finals of the event, Johnson recorded a throw of 56.99m (186’11”) just behind winner Natalie Grant’s mark of 57.39m (188’3”).
Johnson came to UMBC during the past year and assisted with the Retrievers’ track program after a highly successful career at America East rival Albany. This year Johnson helped guide the Retrievers to the gold and bronze medals in the women’s shot put at the America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
While working with the Retrievers, Johnson, the Great Danes’ record holder in both the weight throw and the hammer throw, set new personal bests both events, maxing out at 58.22m in the hammer throw.
In addition to assisting the UMBC track and field teams, Johnson is enrolled in the graduate school at the University of Baltimore and is working towards a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.