Opont Takes Shot Put Crown At USATF East Region Open

Opont Takes Shot Put Crown At USATF East Region Open

Last Sunday, St. Thomas Aquinas College Track & Field standout Rickssen Opont participated in the USATF East Region Open Track & Field Championships in New York.

Opont had a stellar day of competition, as he took a first place finish in the Shot Put with a distance of 15.61 meters (51 feet, 2.75 inches). He also scored a second and place finish in the Discus (46.95 meters/154 feet) and a third place mark in the in the Hammer Throw (41.82 meters/137 feet, 2 inches).

Rickssen's summer of track & field events continues August 10-12 in Toronto, Canada, as he faces off against some of the world's best at the 2018 North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships. Opont will be representing Haiti in this regional track and field meet.