People & accomplishments

Sunday, February 24, 2002

Uzoaru clears personal best at Florida A&M

Central High School graduate Marisa Uzoaru has climbed to new heights in the long jump this season at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla.

Uzoaru, a junior, recently cleared 5 feet, 10 inches at the Sprint Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn. The jump tied her for second in the 46-woman field and made the provisional qualifying standard for the national championships.

A 1999 graduate of Central, Uzoaru was a state qualifier in the triple jump and high jump. Her best jump while a member of the Central team was 5-6.

On scholarship, Uzoaru also runs cross country at Florida A&M, where she is a biology major.

Wills fires hole-in-one at Kimbeland Country Club

JACKSON, Mo. -- Jim Wills of Cape Girardeau carded a hole in one Monday at Kimbeland Country Club.

Wills used a pitching wedge to ace No. 12, a par 3 playing 90 yards. Witnesses were Paul Strickland, Jerry Parker, Steve Wells, Daryl Sanders and Blake Kimbel.

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