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Making an Impression

UMKC's only female javelin thrower aims for the Olympics.

In order for a javelin throw to be measured, it must make an impression when it hits the ground. Like the javelin throw, Kimoya Harriott – a third-year Accounting major –  makes a definite impression.

Harriott has a huge smile and bright eyes. Her smile becomes larger and her eyes become brighter when she talks about the "jav".

"I want to tell everyone that being a student-athlete is the greatest thing ever," Harriott said. "I'm doing what I love to do – being an athlete and a student. I wouldn't be at UMKC if I were not in jav. If you have a passion for a sport – or just anything in life – you should go after it."

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