Nayoka Clunis
Nayoka  Clunis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
Excelsior HS

Last College:
Cloud County CC

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/07/1995


05/17/2018

Nineteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

Nineteen Gophers have secured 23 entries in 14 different events at the 2018 NCAA West Prelim

05/13/2018

Gophers Take Home B1G Team Title

No. 10 Minnesota won the program's third outdoor and seventh overall Big Ten team title on Sunday.

05/12/2018

Gophers Remain Atop B1G Standings

Madeline Strandemo, Kiley Sabin, and Ashley Ramacher earned runner-up finishes to lead Minnesota on day two of the B1G Championship

05/11/2018

No. 10 Gophers Lead B1G Day One

Temi Ogunrinde and Nicolle Murphy won individual titles to lead the Golden Gophers on day one of the Big Ten Championship

05/03/2018

Gophers Hand Out 2018 Awards

The Minnesota women's track & field team held its 2018 season banquet earlier this week

03/13/2018

Women's Track & Field 2018 NCAA Indoors

Photos from the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (By Walt Middleton)

PRONUNCIATION:

2018 Season - Indoor: Named Second Team All-American in weight throw • competed at nine meets, with eight appearances each in shot put and weight throw • NCAA Indoor Championship qualifier in weight throw, placing 16th with a throw of 19.71m (64-08.00) • placed fourth in weight throw (career-best 21.48m, 70-05.75) and 13th in shot put (15.30m, 50-02.00) at the Big Ten Championship • threw a career-best 16.24m (53-03.50) to win shot put at the Minnesota Open • ended the season ranked third among all-time Gophers in both the shot put (16.24m, 53-03.50) and weight throw (21.48m, 70-05.75).

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 (2018 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Shot Put 16.24m, 53-03.50 (AT-3rd) Minnesota Open (1/6/18)
Weight Throw 21.48m, 70-05.75 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championship (2/24/18)
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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