March 3, 2012
SOUTH BEND, IND. - Two school records were broken in the men's and women's weight throw as members of the Michigan State Track and Field team wrapped up weekend action at the Alex Wilson Invitational held at the University of Notre Dame.
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).
In the men's shot put, Zack Hill had a personal best mark of 18.98m (62-03 ¼). He placed second behind DePaul's Tim Nedow who met the NCAA qualification of 19.35m with 20.16m.