Emma Murillo, a senior at Southridge High School in Kennewick, Wash., has signed a letter-of-intent to throw for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s track team next season, Warrior throwing coach Arlen Olson has announced.
Murillo competes in the javelin, shot put, and discus, and has improved remarkably in all three events while at Southridge. This season, she has a personal best of 38-10 in the shot put, nearly nine feet longer than she threw during her sophomore season. She has won two shot put titles this season along with two second-place finishes.
In the discus, she has a best of 121-8, which she threw a year ago. Her discus has improved in every meet this season and in her last meet, she threw 117-8, which placed her fifth.
Her strongest event could be the javelin, where she has thrown 132-3. She has won three of the five javelin events she has participated in this season after finishing in the top five at every event a year ago. She is currently ranked fifth in Washington among all Class 4A throwers.
"Emma is a very talented and versatile thrower who will be a great addition to the LCSC throws program,” Olson said. “She had an injury to her throwing shoulder to begin the season and was not medically cleared to practice and compete using her throwing shoulder until halfway through the season. During this time she practiced and competed with her left hand. It is this attitude, commitment, and passion for throwing that will make Emma successful at LCSC.”
Murillo has a 3.0 GPA and plans to pursue a degree in Education at LCSC.