Nayoka Clunis
Nayoka  Clunis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
Excelsior HS

Last College:
Cloud County CC

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/07/1995


PRONUNCIATION:



2016-17 – Sophomore Season: Finished as 2017 NJCAA discus national champion and an 11-time national place winner at the NJCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships during her two years competing for Cloud County Community College • won weight throw (career-best 19.32m, 63-04.75) and shot put (14.37m, 47-01.75) at 2017 NJCAA Region VI Indoor Championships • placed third in weight throw and sixth in shot put at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships • recorded a career-best throw of 15.41m (50-06.75) to win indoor shot put at the Jayhawk Classic • earned three top-five finishes at the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor National Championships • national champion in the discus with a career-best throw of 50.86m (166-10), breaking her own Cloud County program record • placed third in the shot put at the national meet with a career-best throw of 15.15m (49-08.50) for a new Cloud Country program record • finished fifth in the javelin at the national meet • won hammer throw, shot put, and discus and placed fourth in javelin at 2017 Region VI Outdoor Championships • won all four throws at the Everett Kohl Invite • won hammer throw at the Fort Hays State Open with a career-best throw of 54.18m (177-09) • set Cloud County program records indoors in shot put and weight throw and outdoors in discus, hammer throw, and shot put • placed third in hammer, fourth in shot put, and 10th in discus at 2017 Jamaica National Senior Championships.

2015-16 – Freshman Season: Began collegiate career at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan. • competed in both weight throw and shot put during the indoor season • won weight throw and placed fifth in shot put at 2016 NJCAA Region VI Indoor Championships • finished fifth in weight throw and seventh in shot put at 2016 NJCAA Indoor National Championships • competed in hammer throw, shot put, javelin, and discus during the outdoor season • won discus, placed fourth in shot put and hammer throw, and took fifth in javelin at the 2016 NJCAA Region VI Outdoor Championships • earned four top-seven national finishes, placing third in discus, fifth in hammer and javelin, and seventh in shot put at 2016 NJCAA Outdoor National Championships • posted a career-best throw of 39.64m (130-01) in the javelin at the national championship • placed fourth in javelin, sixth in hammer, eighth in shot put, and 11th in discus at 2016 Jamaica Senior National Championships.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Excelsior High School where she competed in netball, volleyball, and track & field • won 2013 Novel Brissett Award for track & field • advanced to finals in javelin, shot put, discus, and heptathlon at the 2015 Boys and Girls Championships • honor roll member • placed fourth in javelin, fifth in shot put, and 15th in discus at 2015 Jamaica Senior National Championships.

Personal: Born October 7, 1995 • daughter of Michelle Morgan • has one sibling, Deandre McIntosh • undecided on a major.

Clunis's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Shot Put 15.41m (50-06.75) Before Minnesota (2017)
Weight Throw 19.32m (63-04.75) Before Minnesota (2017)
Clunis's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Shot Put 15.15m (49-08.50) Before Minnesota (2017)
Discus 50.86m (166-10) Before Minnesota (2017)
Hammer Throw 54.38m (178-05) Before Minnesota (2017)
Javelin 39.97m (131-01) Before Minnesota (2016)

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