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College Track: Roberson wins weight throw for Southern Illinois

College Track: Roberson wins weight throw for Southern Illinois

February 12th, 2019 by News Tribune in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern Illinois junior Alexis Roberson recorded her third win this season Friday in the women's weight throw at the Samford Bulldog Invite.

Roberson (Jefferson City High School) posted a winning throw of 66 feet, 7.25 inches, finishing less than six inches ahead of the second-place mark.

Roberson has also won the weight throw this season at the Saluki Fast Start and the John Gartland Invitational, where her personal-best throw of 69-7 ranks 17th in NCAA Division I.

Southern Illinois competes Feb. 23-24 in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships at Cedar Falls, Iowa.