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Thompson finishes 8th nationally in Discus

TYLER, May 24, 2013-- UT Tyler track and field star Buck Thompson finished in eighth-place in the discus at the 2013 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.  Thompson will also compete in the men's shot put after qualifying with a throw of 16.80 meters.

Thompson had the fifth-best throw in the nation, qualifying for his second-straight NCAA championships since joining the Patriots last year.

The junior from Winona had his best throw of 52.57 meters in his first attempt out of six.

Carter Comito of Whitworth won the event with a toss of 60.38 meters in his final throw of the evening, while Tom Postema from Defiance finished in second with a throw of 54.42.

With the eighth-place finish, Thompson garners All-American honors for the second year in-a-row.

Thompson is not finished at the championships, also qualifying for the men's shot put which takes place Saturday.

 

Article by Jeff Williford

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