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Thompson, Baldwin and Simmons to Compete at Nationals

TYLER, May 19, 2014-- Three members of the UT Tyler men's and women's track and field teams will participate at the 2014 Div. III Track and Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio, May 22-24.  The championships will be hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Thompson, a three-time outdoor track and field All-American has qualified for two events, the shot put and the discus.

In the shot, Thompson's throw of 16.89 meters put him in the top-10 nationally, and was the eighth best throw this season.

The senior from Winona also has the top throw in nation in discus this season, qualifying with a throw of 56.94 meters.

Alexis Baldwin, a freshman, qualified for the women's 100 meter dash, ranking 15th nationally this season with a time of 12.08 seconds.

Another freshman, Whitney Simmons qualified for the women's hammer throw with a toss of 52.49 meters this year, the 12th-best throw in the nation.

The top 22 women and top 20 men in each event qualify for the national meet.

For more on the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, please visit NCAA.com.


Article courtesy of UT Tyler Athletic Department


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