Jessie Merckle earns bronze at NACAC U23 Championships


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Wake Forest track & field athlete, Jessie Merckle, traded in her traditional gold and black uniform for red, white and blue to represent Team USA at the NACAC U23 Championships held from July 15 -17 in San Salvador, El Salvador.  Merckle produced one of the 23 medal performances for Team USA throwing the javelin 53.28m/174-10 to claim the bronze. Surprisingly, Merckle threw the spear the exact same distance on both the 3rd and 6th attempt to solidify her sport on the podium.

Jessie hails from Hickory, PA and attended Fort Cherry High School in McDonald, PA. She was a multiple time All-American and 2-time ACC Champion at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

USATF acknowledges her NACAC performance here.

Complete NACAC U23 results can be found here.

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