Ciccolini Takes Javelin Silver At Pan-Am U20s


Skylar Ciccolini capped off her storied high school career with one final big moment.

The Mifflin County graduate and incoming freshman at the University of Missouri earned a silver medal in the women's javelin at the Pan-American U20 Championships on the last day of competition in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Ciccolini tossed the javelin 175 feet, 9.5 inches (53.58 meters) to take second in the event. Eduador's Yuleisy Anahi Angulo Bonilla, the top seed entering the meet, took the win with a big throw of 193-05.25. Ciccolini's Missouri teammate Ava Curry placed third with a best throw of 156-4.75. 

PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Yuleisy Anahi Angulo BonillaEcuador National Team193-05.251
2Skylar CiccoliniUnited States National Junior175-09.501
3Ava CurryUnited States National Junior156-04.751
4Yiset Magali Jimenez ChaguendoColombia National Team155-03.501
5Deisiane TeixeiraBrazil National Team145-06.751


Ciccolini's 175 foot throw came on her first attempt and was enough to get her silver.

"I was pretty happy with it," Ciccolini said of her best toss. "It's been a lot better than my marks have been the past three or four weeks."

Ciccolini threw 161-10 to win at New Balance Nationals Outdoor and then 158-0 at the USA U20 Championships. Sunday's performance was more of a return to form for Ciccolini, who will close out her high school career at U.S. No. 2 all-time in the javelin with her career best of 184-2.

Check out an interview with Ciccolini and Curry in Costa Rica below.


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