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Ciccolini, Rivera Claim First Team All-American Honors at NCAA Championships

Sophia RIvera

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Track and Field’s Skylar Ciccolini and Sophia Rivera placed fifth and sixth, respectively in the javelin at the NCAA Championships Thursday night in Austin, Texas.

Ciccolini threw a season-best mark of 56.03m (183-10) in the event to earn First Team All-American honors. She claimed second-team honors a season ago.

Rivera notched a mark of 55.92m (183-5) as she earned a first-team appearance for the second time in her collegiate career. The senior also holds a second-team honor from last season.

Rivera owns the school record in the event (57.67m / 189-2) which she set at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on March 17.

The Brentwood, Mo. native advanced to the title meet with a second-place finish at the SEC Championships and an eighth-place finish during the west prelims.

Ciccolini punched her ticket to the championships with a fourth-place result in the preliminary round.

Roberto Vilches will represent Missouri in the high jump at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The event will be streamed live on ESPN+.

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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics