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Mexico’s Paola Bueno dominates international competition with her hammer skills

Liberty University Athletes Shine at International Championships

Liberty University athletes shine at various international events

Liberty University’s Paola Bueno continues to impress, capturing her fourth consecutive Mexico women’s hammer title. Bueno, only 21 years old, dominated the competition in Mexico City with throws that outdistanced her competitors by nine feet. This victory adds to her impressive collection of four consecutive Mexico women’s hammer championships.

In the Bahamas, redshirt junior Indea Cartwright set a new program record with her fourth-place finish in the women’s 100 hurdles final. Despite facing a headwind, Cartwright clocked in at 13.13 seconds, showcasing her talent and determination on the track.

Meanwhile, Liberty sophomore Omari Lewis and freshman Revell Webster represented the university in the Trinidad and Tobago men’s 100 final. Webster came out on top this year, with Lewis finishing in sixth place after sustaining an injury during the race. Lewis had a remarkable season, winning CUSA titles in the indoor 60 and outdoor 100 events.

Two-time All-American Alejandro Perlaza Zapata, a Liberty University Class of 2019 graduate, had a successful weekend in Cali, Colombia. He contributed to his team’s victory in the mixed 4 x 400 relay and also secured a fifth-place finish in the Colombia men’s 400 final, showcasing his versatility and skill on the track.

In Canada, 2022 graduate Brandon Letts narrowly missed the men’s 100 dash final in Montreal, finishing in ninth place with a time of 10.34 seconds. Letts’ strong performance demonstrates the high caliber of athletes produced by Liberty University.

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