Marinna Mentzel from Evanston High School has chosen to further her track and field career at Cottey College in Nevada, MO.

Mentzel was a three-year letter winner for the Red Devils in both indoor and outdoor track and field. She participated in the shot put event at the state meet during the 2021 outdoor season, as well as, the 2019 and 2020 indoor track seasons.

At the 2021 outdoor state championships, Mentzel threw the shot put 32-9.50 but finished off the podium.

She took fourth place at the 4A West Regional in the shot put. Her best toss was 33-4.25. Mentzel also threw the discus with a toss of 89-08 at the regional, where she placed 12th.

Cottey College is a private women’s college that competes as an independent at the NAIA level of collegiate athletics. They are nicknamed the Comets.


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