Results for the Weekend of 3/03/12

Published by Martin Bingisser
Mar 4th 2012, 5:16pm | 871 views

Normally men need to throw just over 20.50 meters to qualify for the NCAA championships, but this the depth is unheard of and talented throwers will be left home with marks over 21 meters. Mike Lauro (LSU) was potentially one of those athletes with a season's best of 21.09m. This weekend, however, he improved more than a meter to 22.10m and secured his spot at nationals. And it was a good thing he did; his old mark would have ranked just 16th in the nation after this weekend and put him squarely on the bubble. He was one of just several athletes to secure a spot. Lonnie Pugh (Michigan State) was also on the bubble and now has a fairly secure spot. Montrell Morrow (East Carolina) and Akil Mills (Illinois State) also improved and look like they will take some of the last qualifying spots.

Fewer top women competed, but there were several big improvements. Denise Hinton (LSU) likely would have already qualified, but now her spot is secure after throwing a personal best and automatic qualifying mark of 21.28 meters. Beth Rohl (Michigan State) also moved off the bubble and up to 11th nationally. Overall 12 men and 10 women have secured automatic qualifying spots, well above the normal number. Declarations for indoor nationals will be posted here as soon as they are released.

Collegiate Men's Weight Throw  
    Name                    Year School                  Result           
  1 Michael Lauro             SR LSU                     22.10m   72-06.25 *
  2 Jeremy Postin             JR Florida                 21.60m   70-10.50 *
  3 Lonnie Pugh               JR Michigan State          21.40m   70-02.50 *
  4 Montrell Morrow           JR East Carolina           21.15m   69-04.75 *
  5 Akil Mills                SO Illinois State          21.13m   69-04.00 *
  6 Antonio James             FR Michigan State          20.92m   68-07.75 *
  7 Jay Gillespie             SR Michigan State          20.64m   67-08.75
  8 Denis Mahmic              JR Virginia Tech           20.55m   67-05.25 *
  9 Kevin Mays                SR Central Michigan        20.35m   66-09.25
 10 Trevor Kraychir           SR Boise State             20.17m   66-02.25
 11 Pete Delzer               SR Wisconsin-Oshkosh (D3)  20.14m   66-01.00
 12 Ben Ludtke                SR Wisconsin-Oshkosh (D3)  20.12m   66-00.25
 13 David Triassi             JR Florida                 20.11m   65-11.75
 14 Matt Banse                SR Iowa                    19.63m   64-05.00
 15 Ethan Dennis              SO Michigan                19.62m   64-04.50
 16 Tom Barr                  SR Bucknell                19.57m   64-02.50 *
 17 Craig Robinson            JR Southeast Missouri      19.56m   64-02.25 
Cutoff: 19.50m     *: Improvement

Collegiate Women's Weight Throw  
    Name                    Year School                  Result           
  1 Denise Hinton             SO LSU                     21.28m   69-09.75 *
  2 Beth Rohl                 JR Michigan State          20.99m   68-10.50 *
  3 Brittney Waller           JR Clemson                 20.68m   67-10.25 *
  4 Amashi-Ali Kendall        JR Louisville              20.63m   67-08.25
  5 Taylor Smith              JR Wisconsin               20.52m   67-04.00
  6 Angelica Howard           SR Alabama                 19.85m   65-01.50 *
  7 Melissa Kurzdorfer        SO Penn State              19.76m   64-10.00
  8 Amethyst Holmes           SR Alabama                 19.51m   64-00.25
Cutoff: 19.50m     *: Improvement

Post-Collegiate Women's Weight Throw  
    Name                         Affiliation             Result           
  1 Laishema Hampton             Unattached              20.18m   66-02.50
Cutoff: 19.50m is a published by the non-profit Evergreen Athletic Fund and edited by Martin Bingisser. Please consider donating to help support the site.

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