Ashinia Miller said he enjoyed competing in the shot put at the Klando Hazi A Klandenski Memorial meeting in the Czech Republic last Thursday.

Kevin Nedrick is to return to court on September 22 on a rape charge. Police arrested him on Tuesday and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, following allegations that he raped a woman in her campus apartment on Monday night.

Jamaican thrower Kevin Nedrick is to appear in a Minnesota Court today charged with rape, according to reports.

Nedrick, who represented the University of Minnesota in NCAA athletics this past indoor season, was charged on Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, following allegations that he raped a woman in her campus apartment. He remains in jail on a USD$75,000 bond.

According to the Star Tribune, UMN has suspended him from team activities.

Reports said the police were called at about 1:15 am to the apartment where the woman told officers that she was there celebrating her roommate’s 21st birthday with friends on Monday night.

The woman said she went to aid her roommate, who was throwing up in the bathroom. When the woman left the bathroom, Nedrick pushed her into her bedroom and onto her bed.

Nedrick got on top of her as she said, “I don’t want to do this,” the criminal complaint read.

The woman reported that she estimated Nedrick's weight at 300 pounds and suspected he “had a lot to drink.”

She claimed that the assault continued until he let her check on her ailing roommate.

She reported what had happened to a building security agent came into the apartment.

Upon Nedrick’s arrest, physical evidence was collected from his mouth and hands.

The woman underwent a sexual assault examination at a hospital, where she “provided a consistent account” to the nurse, the charging document read.

The nurse noted bruises on the woman’s left forearm and fresh marks on her neck.

While at Petersfield High School, Nedrick won gold after setting a national junior record of 20.65m at the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships in 2017.

He won a scholarship to Barton County and in 2018 he had top-five finishes in the NJCAA Outdoor Championships with third-place finishes in the shot put and discus and fourth place in the javelin.

He was the runner up in the shot put at the NJCAA Indoor Championships.

In 2019, he won the NJCAA national title in the shot put with a throw of 18.14 m and the NJCAA Region VI title in shot put.

Earlier this year, competing for UMN, Nedrick earned his first letter in track & field. He finished seventh in the shot put at the Big Ten Indoor Championships • recorded a career-best throw of 19.05 m to place fourth in the shot put at the Meyo Invite.



The Bahamian pair of Steven Gardiner and Tynia Gaither ran out winners in the 100m at the American Track League meeting at the Life University in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday.

World championship silver medallist Danniel Thomas Dodd won the shot put over an unlikely opponent at the American Track League meeting in Marietta, Georgia on Sunday.

Thomas-Dodd who lost the World Championship gold medal to China’s Gong Lijiao in Doha by just 8cm on October 3, 2019, 19.47 to 19.55), uncorked a 19.18m throw to win at the meet held at Life University.

The mark was the fourth-best throw in the world this year.

It was a lopsided affair as he opponent was World Championship 400m silver medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo. The Bahamian produced a best mark of 11.70m.

Meanwhile, Miller-Uibo’s former roommate at the University of Georgia, Chanice Porter jumped 6.35m in the long jump. She was the lone competitor.

In the women’s 200m former Holmwood Technical sprinter, Chrisann Gordon-Powell was second in the 200m in 24.38s. Gordon-Powell was beaten by the USA’s Jessica Beard who clocked 23.52 for the win.

The standout performance of the meet came from 18-year-old Justin Robinson, who outran a talented field to win the 400m in 44.91s. Michael Cherry, 44.98, and Matthew Hudson-Smith 45.58 were second and third, respectively.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Cedenio was fifth in 46.71.


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