Track & Field
Pugh Breaks School Record at Alex Wilson Invite
March 3, 2012
Lonnie Pugh topped competition in the weight throw with a new school-record toss of 21.40m (70-02 ½). Pugh's teammate Jay Gillespie previously held the record at 21.32m, a distance he achieved earlier this season at the Findlay Invitational. Despite the effort, Pugh came up just short of the NCAA qualifying mark of 21.50m.
Gillespie went on to throw a distance of 20.64m (67-08 ¾) this weekend, which placed him fourth in competition. Placing third in the weight throw was Antonio James with a new personal best of 20.92m (68-07 ¾).
Beth Rohl broke her own school record in the women's weight throw with an effort of 20.99m (68-10 ½), which placed her first among her competitors. Rohl needed a distance of 21.00m to meet the NCAA qualifying standards. Shatora Lewis placed fourth in the same event with 18.91m (62-00 ½).
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