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Results for the Weekend of 2/4/12

Published by
Martin Bingisser   on Feb 6 2012, 07:12 AM

With eight men over 21 meters this weekend and 15 women over 20 meters, the 2012 season is starting to gain speed. 2009 NCAA outdoor champion and 2011 outdoor runner-up Marcel Lomnicky (Virginia Tech) opened up his season with a personal best of nearly two meters. Lomnicky has traditionally stuggled indoors compared to the success he has had outdoors; last year he threw just 21.03 meters and placed 14th at the NCAA indoor championships. This new personal best ranks him first in the NCAA so far this season.

Just one centimeter behind Lomnicky was his teammate Alexander Ziegler (Virginia Tech). Ziegler, who also set a personal best with his throw, has been on the podium at the last two NCAA indoor championships and won the NCAA outdoor meet in June. At the D2 ranks, Ryan Loughney (Ashland) also had a huge improvement at the Findlay Open. Loughney opened the season with a personal best in December, and added nearly one meter more at his second meet on Saturday. He leads D2, with his teammate Richard Quick (Ashland) in second. Quick also threw a big personal best over the weekend. Along with Matt Royer (Indianapolis) there are an impressive three D2 throwers over 21.50m this year.

It has become a routine for Jeneva McCall (Southern Illinois), but she once again easily had the best mark of the weekend. Kelly Closse (Texas Tech) added a few feet to her personal best and became the third woman to reach the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 21 meters this year.

In the pro realm, world leaders A.G. Kruger (Nike) and Brittany Riley (Unattached) both broke 80 feet again. Michael Mai (US Army) improved his season best to 23.23m in Idaho and now ranks second in the world.


Collegiate Men's Weight Throw  
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    Name                    Year School                  Result           
==========================================================================
  1 Marcel Lomnicky           SR Virginia Tech           23.05m   75-07.50
  2 Alexander Ziegler         JR Virginia Tech           23.04m   75-07.25
  3 Ryan Loughney             SR Ashland (D2)            22.99m   75-05.25
  4 Richard Quick             JR Ashland (D2)            21.94m   71-11.75
  5 J.C. Lambert              SR Southern Illinois       21.63m   70-11.75
  6 Matt Royer                SR Indianapolis (D2)       21.53m   70-07.75
  7 Jay Gillespie             SR Michigan State          21.32m   69-11.50
  8 Jeremy Postin             JR Florida                 21.18m   69-06.00
  9 Michael Lauro             SR LSU                     20.92m   68-07.75
 10 David Triassi             JR Florida                 20.77m   68-01.75
 11 Justin Welch              SO Georgia                 20.62m   67-08.00
 12 Kevin Mays                SR Central Michigan        20.59m   67-06.75
 13 Brandon Pounds            JR Indian State            20.40m   66-11.25
 14 Trevor Kraychir           SR Boise State             20.39m   66-10.75
 15 Matt Banse                SR Iowa                    20.39m   66-10.75
 16 Gabe Wickham              SR Hastings (NAIA)         20.35m   66-09.25
 17 Garrett Grey              JR Ashland (D2)            20.34m   66-08.75
 18 Micah Hegerle             JR Minnesota               20.29m   66-07.00
 19 Donald Romero             SR Eastern Illinois        20.06m   65-09.75
 20 Antonio James             FR Michigan State          20.01m   65-07.75
 21 Derrick Vicars            SR Findlay                 19.99m   65-07.00
 22 Jon Lehman                SO Minnesota               19.93m   65-04.75
 23 Ben Ludtke                SR Wisconsin-Oshkosh (D3)  19.81m   65-00.00
 24 Lonnie Pugh               JR Michigan State          19.81m   65-00.00
 25 Denis Mahmic              JR Virginia Tech           19.75m   64-09.75
 26 Kyle Kirby                SR Samford                 19.70m   64-07.75
 27 Akil Mills                SO Illinois State          19.69m   64-07.25
 28 Tony Sigrist              SR Wisconsin Eau Claire (D2) 19.55m 64-01.75
Cutoff: 19.50m

Post-Collegiate Men's Weight Throw  
========================================================================== 
    Name                         Affiliation             Result           
==========================================================================
  1 A.G. Kruger                  Nike                    24.68m   80-11.75
  2 Michael Mai                  US Army                 23.23m   76-02.75
  3 Brian Allen                  Unattached              20.96m   68-09.25
  4 Paul Wagner                  Unattached              20.37m   66-10.00
  5 Drew Frizzell                Unattached              20.45m   67-01.25
  6 Dan Raithel                  Unattached              19.59m   64-03.25
  7 Trevor Matuszak              Unattached              19.55m   64-01.75
Cutoff: 19.50m

Collegiate Women's Weight Throw  
========================================================================== 
    Name                    Year School                  Result           
==========================================================================
  1 Jeneva McCall             SR Southern Illinois       23.02m   75-06.25
  2 Kelly Closse              JR Texas Tech              21.56m   70-09.00
  3 Jianna Williams           FR Illinois State          20.87m   68-05.75
  4 Amashi-Ali Kendall        JR Louisville              20.83m   68-04.25
  5 Felisha Johnson           JR Indiana State           20.69m   67-10.75
  6 Erin Atkinson             SO Baylor                  20.65m   67-09.00
  7 Sam Lockhart              JR Grand Valley State (D2) 20.61m   67-07.50
  8 Alena Krechyk             JR Kansas                  20.42m   67-00.00
  9 Denise Hinton             SO LSU                     20.29m   66-07.00
 10 Fidela James              SR Florida                 20.27m   66-06.00
 11 Taylor Smith              JR Wisconsin               20.15m   66-01.50
 12 Alexis Thomas             JR Ohio State              20.15m   66-01.50
 13 Brittney Waller           JR Clemson                 20.13m   66-00.50
 14 Liz Murphy                JR Grand Valley State (D2) 20.07m   65-10.25
 15 Shatora Lewis             JR Michigan State          20.00m   65-07.50
 16 Mele Vaisima              SR Boise State             19.90m   65-03.50
 17 Dani Bunch                SO Purdue                  19.89m   65-03.25
 18 Kelly Ash                 SR Ashland (D2)            19.83m   65-00.75
 19 Ida Storm                 SO UCLA                    19.73m   64-08.75
 20 Jessica Rowland           JR Finlay (D2)             19.56m   64-02.25
Cutoff: 19.50m

Post-Collegiate Women's Weight Throw  
========================================================================== 
    Name                         Affiliation             Result           
==========================================================================
  1 Brittany Riley               Unattached              24.52m   80-05.50
  2 Gwen Berry                   New York Athletic Club  23.51m   77-01.75
Cutoff: 19.50m

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